‘Substantial bust’: Deputies seize 3,500 Fentanyl pills from NC man charged with drug trafficking

North Carolina News

Jordon Horton (courtesy of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WJZY) — A Lenoir man is facing multiple trafficking charges after deputies seized around 3,500 Fentanyl pills, $3,000 and two vehicles during an investigation, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said 33-year-old Jordon Horton was arrested Thursday following a drug trafficking investigation. Horton, the CEO of Studio Blue Recording Studio, was already on federal probation for a prior drug conviction.

Shortly after his arrest, CCSO SWAT and ICE units executed a search warrant at Horton’s home.

Authorities said around 3,500 Fentanyl pills, over $3,000 and two motor vehicles were seized from the property.

The amount of Fentanyl seized was estimated to be worth $110,000, according to the North Carolina Drug Guidelines.

“This was a substantial bust,” said Sheriff Alan Jones. “That’s a lot of Fentanyl pills that will not be causing overdoses in Caldwell County.”

The sheriff’s office said investigators are always searching for information regarding the use and sale of illegal drugs. Anyone who reports information will be kept anonymous.

Residents with information concerning illegal drug activity can call:

  • 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 Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300

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