Recent Drug Arrests – Posted November 1, 2016

MITCHELL COUNTY, N.C. — Officers with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office arrested 3 suspects in their effort to combat the local drug epidemic.

James Robert Morgan
James Robert Morgan

James Robert Morgan, date of birth 10/9/1992, was arrested on October 27, 2016 for the following:

  • 5 counts Felony Sell/Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance
  • 2 counts Felony PWIMSD Schedule III Controlled Substance
  • 2 counts Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place Controlled Substance

Mr. Morgan is in custody in custody under a $75,000.00 secure bond and has a court date of November 1, 2016.

A. Beam, M. Tehandon, and R. Wiseman of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office were the charging officers.’

Christopher Paul Beam
Christopher Paul Beam

Christopher Paul Beam, date of birth 10/11/1985, was arrested on October 29, 2016 for the following:

  • Felony Possess Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia

Mr. Beam is currently in custody under a $7,500.00 secure bond and is schedule to appear in court on November 29, 2016.

C. McClintick of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office was the charging officer.

Bobby Lee Byrd
Bobby Lee Byrd

Bobby Lee Byrd, date of birth 4/5/1981, was arrested on October 31, 2016 for the following:

  • 2 counts Felony Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • 2 counts Felony PWMISD Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • 2 counts Misdemeanor Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place Controlled Substance
  • 2 counts Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia

Mr. Byrd is currently in custody under a $20,000.00 secure bond and is schedule to appear in court on November 29, 2016.

A. Beam, M. Tehandon, and R. Wiseman of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office were the charging officers.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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