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Deputies seize meth, crack, coke and cash, jail alleged trafficker on $1.6M bond

A suspected drug dealer was jailed on a $1,157,000 bond on Wednesday after detectives with the Henderson County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1619 Fruitland Road.

During the search deputies seized 424 grams of methamphetamine, 1,078 doses of MDMA/Ecstasy, 16 grams of crack cocaine, 10 grams of cocaine, three grams of fentanyl, 53 grams of marijuana/THC products and $4,550 in cash. Bryon Antonio Gaines was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine level 3, trafficking in MDMA, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for drug sales.

Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin urged anyone with information regarding suspected drug activity to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 828-694-2954 or submit an anonymous tip via its mobile app, available for download free in the App Store and Google Play by searching for Henderson County Sheriff.