According to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, February 7, a narcotics operation was conducted between the Burke, Caldwell and McDowell County Sheriff’s Offices. The joint operation resulted in a large seizure of narcotics and the arrest of a Methamphetamine trafficker.
A search warrant was executed at a residence located at 2301 Lail Road in Glen Alpine. The suspect, Gregory Travis Gowan, age 52, was taken into custody without incident. Investigators conducted a search of the property and located approximately 4,341 grams of Methamphetamine and approximately $15,000 in U.S. currency. The Methamphetamine has a street value of $651,150.
As a result, Gowan was charged with one count of Felonious Trafficking of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine and one count of Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep/Store a Controlled Substance. Gowan was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond.
Photo: Burke County Sheriff’s Office