LENOIR -- A Burke County man is jailed and facing several felony charges after allegedly selling methamphetamine to an undercover agent, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office says.
Billy Dean Potter, 27, of Connelly Springs, was arrested Tuesday by undercover drug agents from the sheriff’s office.
Authorities say agents reached an agreement to meet Potter in Lenoir for delivery of one-quarter ounce of meth. After Potter allegedly delivered the meth, he was arrested. The meth had a street value of $1,200, according to investigators.
The sheriff’s office says Potter also had digital weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia. Sheriff Alan Jones said the investigation is continuing, and he said more arrests are expected.
Potter was charged with one count each of three felonies -- possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine; selling and delivering methamphetamine; and maintaining a vehicle to keep/store a controlled substance. He also was charged with misdemeanor hit and run.
He was jailed under $75,000 bond, authorities say.
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