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Ashley Sylvester Butler
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Morganton Man Jailed On Meth Trafficking Charge

40-year-old Ashley Sylvester Butler of Bethel Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (July 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine.

WHKY has reported on multiple recent arrests of this suspect. On May 26, authorities in Burke County arrested Butler on a felony count of possession of a weapon by a felon and a misdemeanor count of driving while impaired. On April 11, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office charged Butler with meth trafficking.

Butler was arrested shortly after 9:30 Monday night and was placed in jail in Morganton under $100,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (July 26). A District Court date is scheduled for Thursday (July 28).