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Drug Arrest in Warne

Press Release


On 12/21/23 at 10:23 PM Clay County Officers Donovan Burke, TJ Major, and Kyle Lickteig were dispatched to 49 Miranda Drive in Warne, NC concerning a Breaking or Entering and vandalism in progress.


Upon the arrival of the Officers, a suspect was identified as Christopher George Alberta, 39 years of age of Warne, NC. Alberta told the Officers he was moving some of his belongings and had forcibly opened a hand safe that was present and noted at the scene. Officers present had concerns that a firearm had been in the safe and was nearby.


At this time a brief safety frisk of Alberta’s person was conducted and the following items were found on his person: two knives, a glass smoking pipe, suspected marijuana, and a little glass jar containing a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.


Alberta was arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Alberta was held under a $10,000 secured bond.


ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN THE COURT OF LAW.


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