Dowell Charged with Trafficking of Fentanyl

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Dowell Charged with Trafficking of Fentanyl

Dowell Charged with Trafficking of Fentanyl

Ashe County, N.C. – Sheriff B. Phil Howell announces the arrest of 22-yearold Haley Melinda Dowell of Sparta, NC.
On December 22nd 2022, Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Haley Dowell. The arrest was a result of a narcotics
investigation conducted by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and N.C. State Bureau of
Investigation with assistance from Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and
Boone Police Department. Numerous undercover deals were conducted on Mrs. Dowell in Ashe, Alleghany and
Watauga Counties through several months in 2022. The ongoing investigation led to the seizure of a trafficking
amount of Fentanyl.

Haley Melinda Dowell, 22 years old of Sparta NC, Charges include:
• Felony Conspiracy to Traffic Opioid
• Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver a Schedule II
Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
• Felony Sell a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
• Felony Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
• Felony Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
Dowell is currently being held in the Ashe County Detention Center under
a $75,000 secured bond.