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L-R: Tevin O'Brian Dalton and Jasmine Danielle Farley
Courtesy of Lenoir Police Department

Suspects Charged In Caldwell County Drug Case

30-year-old Tevin O’Brian Dalton and 28-year-old Jasmine Danielle Farley were arrested Wednesday (July 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. Dalton is charged with felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substance, and possession of marijuana, along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. Farley is charged with felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substance, and harboring a fugitive. WHKY previously reported on Farley’s arrest Thursday (July 28).

Tuesday evening (July 26) at approximately 9:30, members of the Lenoir Police Special Response Team, as well as the department’s Narcotics Unit, executed two narcotic search warrants. Both were at apartments at the same German Street, Lenoir address. During the operation, Lenoir Police Department was assisted by the Caldwell County ICE Unit, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, Boone Police Department, NCSBI and the United States Marshals Service.

As a result of numerous community complaints, Narcotics Detectives began investigating
both residences’ in the past few months. Investigators were able to obtain probable cause for a search warrant on each residence during the investigation. During the searches, a total of 591.7 grams of Fentanyl, 48 grams of meth, 78 grams of marijuana and one pistol were seized. The value of the illegal narcotics seized is $363,244.

Items seized during arrests of suspects in drug case in Lenoir, NC
Courtesy of Lenoir Police Department

While officers were serving the search warrant, Dalton fled the scene and traveled to the Statesville area. Investigators with the Lenoir Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, found Dalton in Statesville and took him into custody.

Dalton was jailed in the Iredell County Detention Center in Statesville where he was being held under $1,500,000 secured bond as of earlier today (July 29). Farley remained in the Caldwell County Detention Center today under $350,000 secured bond. More charges are possible in this case. Dalton has a District Court appearance next Monday (August 1). Farley’s next District Court date is August 18.