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May 22, 2022

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Haywood Deputies Seize Meth & Fentanyl In Bust

A routine traffic stop lead to the seizure of over 250 grams of methamphetamine and fentanyl, resulting in trafficking charges for Brian Leming and Dalton Tragesser.

On April 2nd, Haywood County deputies observed a late model Ford flatbed traveling westbound on I-40 hauling an improperly secured ATV. During the traffic stop a search of the vehicle resulted in deputies seizing 264.5 grams of methamphetamine, 3.7 grams of fentanyl, and various drug paraphernalia.

Targeting drug traffickers in our community continues to be one of our top priorities, stated Chief Deputy Jeff Haynes of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office. The recent arrests and seizure of a sizeable amount of illegal drugs are the result of solid law enforcement work in our county. The efforts of our deputies continue to save lives by removing illicit drugs from our neighborhoods and communities. Please continue to be our eyes and ears and if you see something, say something.

Brian Leming

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Leming is charged with:

  • Trafficking in Methamphetamine Level II
  • Conspire to Traffic in Methamphetamine

And was placed in the Haywood County Detention Center with a secured bond of $225,000.

Dalton Tragesser

 

 

 

 

 

Dalton Tragesser is charged with:

  • Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • Conspire to Traffic in Methamphetamine
  • Maintaining a Vehicle Dwelling Place

And was placed in the Haywood County Detention Center with a secured bond of $75,000.

If you have any information regarding drug trafficking in Haywood County please call the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-877-922-7463 or visit the Community Concerns Portal at www.haywoodncsheriff.com/community-tips-concerns

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