Man arrested on number of drug charges


By Clint Parker

Weaverville – On Monday, September 24 the Weaverville Police arrested a man on a number of drug charges including possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with the intent to manufacture/sell or distribute. Weaverville officer Joshua Burchfield arrested Benjamin Allen Cox, 31, of Weaverville on those charges and several more, according to a police report.

Cox was also charged with maintaining a vehicle, felony and simple possession of a schedule VI drug and simple possession of a schedule IV drug along with drug and marijuana paraphernalia. The vehicle listed on the report is a 1995 red Chevrolet 1500 pick-up.

The report alleges Cox had 4.3 grams of methamphetamine, 1.7 grams of marijuana and a number of the prescription drugs Buprenorphine and Clonazepam in his possession in addition to an estimated 10 grams of mushrooms. Other property listed in the report includes a yellow container of marijuana wax, a grinder containing marijuana, pill crusher with residue, a plastic straw with residue and a “meth pipe.”

The arrest took place in the Ingles parking lot on Weaver Blvd at around noon. The Tribune reminds readers that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Clint Parker

Publisher & Editor Weaverville Tribune

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