GRASSY CREEK — Four people are charged with methamphetamine possession after a person at a nearby residence reports she may have overdosed on the drug.
On June 20, 2016 Deputies with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a female possibly overdosing on methamphetamine at a residence on Ridgecrest Drive in the Grassy Creek community of Spruce Pine. During the investigation it was determined that she may have received the drugs from a residence nearby.
During the course of the investigation, Mitchell County Deputies Chris McClintick and Ashley Beam went to the residence of Danny Autrey and spoke to him regarding the overdose.
As a result of the investigation, the following suspects were arrested:
Dustin Warren Trexler, age 33, of 95 Barnette Lane, Burnsville, NC
Tabitha Lynn Waycaster, age 28, of 7366 Highway US19E, Spruce Pine, NC
Tamara Gaye Hoyle, age 32, of 839 Upper Hanging Rock Road, Spruce Pine, NC
Danny Joe Autrey, age 54, of 538 Old NC 226 Spruce Pine, NC.
All four suspects were charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. In addition, Autrey was charged with Misdemeanor Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substance. All four were released on bonds between $2,500.00 and $5,000 and all four are scheduled to appear in court on July 11, 2016.
Trexler, Waycaster, and Autrey have pending drug charges in Mitchell County from previous 2015 cases.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.