SHERIFF MAKES ARRESTS FOR GUNS AND DRUGS ON BEVERLY AVENUE

THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES   

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In August 2017, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Direct Enforcement Team (DET) initiated an investigation into alleged drug activity at the residence located at 302 Beverly Avenue in Hendersonville. Based on the investigation, on Thursday, September 21, 2017, members of the Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T and Direct Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at 302 Beverly Avenue, which resulted in the recovery of a .45 caliber handgun previously reported stolen in Buncombe County, methamphetamine and Schedule II and IV prescription medication, as well as drug paraphernalia. The Henderson County Department of Social Services (DSS) also responded to the scene regarding the welfare of two children who were found to be living in the residence. Both children were placed in DSS care. As a result of the investigation to date, the following individuals have been arrested and charged by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office with the below offenses:

Donald David Lewis, age 57, of 302 Beverly Avenue, Hendersonville
Felony possession with intent to manufacture/sale and deliver methamphetamine
Felony maintain vehicle/dwelling place for sale and delivery of methamphetamine
Misdemeanor simple possession of schedule II narcotics
Misdemeanor simple possession of schedule IV narcotics
Secured Bond: $27,000.00 and he remains incarcerated in the Henderson County Jail

Leah Maureen Staton, age 19, of 302 Beverly Avenue, Hendersonville
Felony possession of methamphetamine
Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
Misdemeanor child abuse
Secured Bond: $10,500.00 and she remains incarcerated in the Henderson County Jail

Alicia Jane Moore, age 40, of North Marley Drive, Hendersonville
Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
Secured Bond: $500.00 - Bond posted and released

Dylan Thorne West, age 24, of Knoll Ridge Road, Mills River
Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
Secured Bond: $100.00 - Served two days and given credit for time served on Henderson County charges; released to Buncombe County on outstanding warrants

The investigation continues and charges against additional defendants are anticipated.