The North Carolina Highway Patrol asked for Alexander County Deputies to assist following a traffic stop Saturday evening. Backburn was suspected to be in possession of drugs after he fled the traffic stop on foot. Deputies and Alexander County K9 Officer Baine assisted in the search.
Blackburn was located and taken into custody and charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance (fentanyl) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with resisting arrest and providing fictitious information to a law enforcement officer as well as a series of other offenses including driving with license revoked.
Blackburn was taken to the Alexander County Detention Center under a secured bond of $12,000. A May 16th court date is scheduled in Taylorsville.
Photo: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office