CALDWELL CO., N.C. — Deputies arrested a Methamphetamine and Fentanyl dealer during a traffic stop in Caldwell County on Thursday.

On August 4th around 5:45 p.m., deputies stopped Chad Sampson, 27, as he drove a 2021 Kia K5 GT Line on Caldwell Street in Rhodhiss.

During the interaction with a Caldwell County deputy, a Burke County Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from Sampson’s vehicle.

A search of the car resulted in deputies seizing 91 grams of Methamphetamine and 24 grams of Fentanyl, a total street value of $17,460.

Sampson was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Fentanyl and placed in the Caldwell Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond, according to a news release.

“It’s always a good day when agencies can work together and take a drug dealer off the street.” – Sheriff Alan C. Jones

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is always in search of any information involving the use and distribution of illegal controlled substances.

If you have any information concerning illegal drug activity in Caldwell County, please contact the:

  • Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office I.C.E. Unit at 828-757-1178.
  • Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Division at 828-757-2145.
  • Hudson Police Department at 828-728-5021.
  • Granite Falls Police Department at 828-396-3358.
  • Caldwell County Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.


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