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Cherryville Police Department 2/2/2023

Cherryville Police Department

Brandon Hunsucker Chief of Police

704 E Church St

Cherryville, NC 28021

Office (704)-435-1717 Fax (704)-435-1716

Press Release

On February 2, 2023 the Cherryville Police Department along with Gaston County Police Department, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina (SBI) United States (ATF) Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, United States (HSI) Homeland Security Investigations, and the United States Secret Service executed a Search Warrant on a Residence located at 1284 Shelby Hwy Cherryville, NC 28021.

The Search warrant was a result of an approximately 7 month long investigation into the Trafficking of fentanyl, methamphetamine and marijuana that was being distributed into the Community, County and State, along with illegally possessing firearms. This investigation included multiple controlled and undercover drug buys.

As a result of this investigation the Narcotics Division of the Cherryville Police Department arrested Bryan Ramon Torres a Hispanic Male. Torres was charged with multiple counts including; Trafficking Opioids, Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule 1 and Schedule 6, Possession of Schedule 2, Felony Possession Schedule 6 and Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon.

The investigation yielded the seizure of over 200 Fentanyl pills, 56 grams of powder Fentanyl, 56 grams of methamphetamine, 220 grams of marijuana, and 5 guns were seized of various makes and calibers along with approximately $5000.00 in cash.

Torres was placed in the Gaston County Jail with hold and is awaiting a Federal Grand Jury Court Date.

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