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from left: Echo Danielle Camp, Cody Wayne Ramseur, & Gary Wayne Hurt
courtesy of Burke Co. Sheriff's Office

Three Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Morganton

32-year-old Echo Danielle Camp of Walker Road, 34-year-old Cody Wayne Ramseur of Bob Farr Drive, and 41-year-old Gary Wayne Hurt, who is listed as a homeless person, all from Morganton, have been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Camp was charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon (two counts), trafficking a schedule II controlled substance (fentanyl), possession with intent to sell or deliver fentanyl, and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

On May 10, Burke County Narcotics Officers received information regarding the trafficking of narcotics at Echo Camp’s residence. An investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at the residence. All three suspects were found in front of the residence where they were taken into custody.

Camp was found to be in possession of fentanyl, while Ramseur and Hurt were found to be in possession of methamphetamine. A search of the residence led to the discovery of a .22 semi-automatic pistol, approximately 33 grams of fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia. At the time of their arrests, Camp already had one outstanding warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon.

All three suspects were initially held without bond, pending judicial review on May 13. Bond for Ramseur and Hurt has since been set at $10,000, secured. Camp is due in District Court tomorrow (May 16) with another appearance on June 3 on the firearms charges. Ramseur and Hurt were scheduled to appear in court yesterday with their next appearances set for June 3.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the estimated lethal dose of fentanyl is about two milligrams, depending on tolerance and purity levels of the substance. Camp was in possession of more than 33,000 milligrams, which has the potential to kill approximately 16,500 people.

2 mgs (a lethal dose) of fentanyl — courtesy of the D.E.A.