A Lenoir man who was out on bond after being arrested on drug charges is in more trouble with the law, authorities say.
Benny Dale Laney Sr., 45, was arrested last Friday by detectives from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.
It was the second time this year that Caldwell detectives had charged Laney in a drug case, deputies say.
The sheriff’s office says drug agents who were familiar with Laney and knew he didn’t have a driver’s license pulled him over Friday on U.S. 321 in Granite Falls.
When agents tried taking him into custody, they say, Laney began scuffling with them. Agents subdued him and then searched his vehicle. They reported finding 54 Oxycodone and four Alprazolam pills.
The drugs have a street value of $1,288, investigators say. They also seized the 2000 Lexus he was driving.
The sheriff’s office says Laney was out on bond for two felony charges -- possession with intent to sell or deliver opiates, and maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance.
He now faces these charges, following Friday’s arrest: two counts of felony trafficking in opiates; one count of felony maintaining a vehicle to keep or store a controlled substance; and one misdemeanor count each of driving with a license revoked; misdemeanor resist, obstruct and delay a public officer; and simple possession of Alprazolam.
He was jailed under $125,000 bond, the sheriff’s office says.
Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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