Juvenile faces drug, firearm charges in Asheville


ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville Police Department officials said a juvenile was arrested on several drug and firearm charges while officers were patrolling an apartment complex Wednesday night.

According to a news release, officers were patrolling Pisgah View Apartments at around 6:30 p.m. and came into contact with an individual acting suspiciously.

While investigating, the juvenile ran away and a short chase occurred.

The juvenile was detained and officers reportedly seized 3.2 ounces of Fentanyl, a Glock 23 handgun and $1,091.

According to police, the juvenile was charged with trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to distribute/sell schedule I, possession with intent to distribute/sell within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a handgun by a minor and carrying a concealed gun.

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