Four Charged With Methamphetamine Possession

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.

Dustin Warren Trexler, age 33, of 95 Barnette Lane Burnsville, NC
Dustin Warren Trexler, age 33, of 95 Barnette Lane Burnsville, NC
Tabitha Lynn Waycaster, age 28, of 7366 US Highway 19E, Spruce Pine, NC
Tabitha Lynn Waycaster, age 28, of 7366 US Highway 19E, Spruce Pine, NC
Tamara Gaye Hoyle, age 32, of 839 Upper Hanging Rock Road, 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
Danny Joe Autrey, age 54, of 538 Old NC 226 Spruce Pine, NC

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  1. Seriously people I’m from Mitchell country and it shocks me to see this crap why would you put that junk into your body’s ? When I was growing up I heard of marijuana and drinking but never this. Its like saying go ahead drink battery acid it will get you high.. well no if u know what it makes you do and look like why even try it? Use at least 20% of you brain if you think this can’t be good then don’t even try it to get addicted.

    • First off I would like to say thank you for helping God judge us instead of praying for us!!! Second you never know the circumstances that may or may not have drove people to do the things they do, I hope your life is peachy and you haven’t been through half the things that the four of us have!!! And third there was 2 spoons found on the refrigerator, no one had anything in their possession, & three of us didn’t live there, we were visiting!!! So until you see someone doing those thing you think they are, I wouldn’t pass judgement because it could easily be you in the wrong place at the wrong time!!! Thank you and God bless you!!!

  2. Wake up. Meth is a symptom of hopelessness. People are moving from this county in droves. Many of those left resort to this. Praying is great. But DO SOMETHING! Vote for people that have experience bringing jobs into our community. People (God forbid) with unfamiliar last names. Lers bring Medicaid back to NC. More money for drug programs. Get involved. Safeplace, Shepherds Staff. Habitat for Humanity, or just knock on your neighbors door.

  3. I love this thought, actios are louder than words and mutchell and surroundings county need action and to think outside the narrow minded ways they are use to. Great way to focus on addiction, i hope everyone reads and understands Ann’s words

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