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Jason Lee Barnes
courtesy of Alexander Co. Sheriff's Office

Taylorsville Man Arrested on Drug & Firearms Charges

46-year-old Jason Lee Barnes of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers Wednesday on felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Barnes has previous charges pending in Alexander County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, injury to personal property, and a probation violation. He’s also awaiting trial in Caldwell County on a larceny charge.

Barnes was jailed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $105,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on July 1 in Taylorsville.

[story courtesy of WACB’s Rick Gilbert]