Man arrested in Alamance County for methamphetamine trafficking

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William Joseph Barley

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A man was arrested after an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Burlington and Alamance County area.

William Joseph Barley, 47, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell/deliver, maintaining a dwelling for use/sale of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In early June 2015, the Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team received information relating to methamphetamine trafficking.

The Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team, along with state and federal law enforcement agencies, initiated an investigation. The investigation extended across the state of North Carolina and into Georgia.

As a result of the investigation, investigators executed a search warrant in the 2800 block of Hickory Hill Lane in Burlington on Wednesday.

During the search, investigators seized 39.6 grams of methamphetamine and numerous items of drug paraphernalia related to the use and distribution of methamphetamine, investigators said.

Barley was placed in the Alamance County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100.