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Randleman Meth Investigation Leads To Drugs Seized, Felony Trafficking Charges

ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office announced that an investigation into meth distribution in Randleman led to them seizing a large quantity of drugs and charging a local man with multiple counts of felony trafficking.

According to a press release, on May 10th 2022, detectives, along with the Criminal Interdiction Team, executed a search warrant at a home on Cecil Norman Rd. in Randleman. According to the Sheriff’s Office during that search warrant detectives located and seized approximately 315.5 grams of Heroin, approximately 2,101.1 grams (4.6 pounds) of Methamphetamine, approximately 74.8 grams of Cocaine, approximately 338 grams of Marijuana and approximately 10.3 grams of Mushrooms. US Currency and items of drug paraphernalia were also seized.

The suspect, who police identified as Joseph Kenneth Newbold was transported to Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for multiple felony trafficking charges and several other drug related charges. He received a $1,000,000 secured bond plus Electronic House Arrest with a court date scheduled for May 11, 2022, in Randolph County District Court. At the time of this article Newbold remain in the Randolph County Jail.

 Joseph Kenneth Newbold

Joseph Kenneth Newbold

  • Felony Trafficking in Heroin
  • Felony Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • Felony Trafficking in Cocaine
  • Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Felony Possession With Intent Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin
  • Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Cocaine
  • Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance
  • Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Marijuana
  • Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substance
  • Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia

$1,000,000 secured bond