Lexington man charged with trafficking opiates

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Freddie Lee Byerly

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Lexington man was arrested on a variety of drug charges this week after deputies said they searched his home.

Freddie Lee Byerly, 48, was arrested after deputies searched his home on Old Mill Farm Road on Tuesday as part of a drug investigation, according to a news release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

During the search, deputies said they seized 72 Oxycodone pills, 70 Hydrocodone pills, 52 Alprazolam pills, three grams of cocaine, and $1,748 in cash.

Byerly has been charged with trafficking opiates, possession with intent to sell cocaine, PWIS Schedule II drugs, PWIS Schedule IV drugs, maintaining a dwelling for drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The suspect was jailed in Davidson County under a $250,000 secured bond.

No other details about the investigation were provided.