Sheriff’s office makes four drug-related arrests

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Left to right: Titus Boley, Jason Michael Ahlert, James Miller and Misty Miller.

On Tuesday, May 24, deputies from the P.A.C.E.  (Polk Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team) observed suspicious activity in the parking lot of a convenience store at the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 108 in Polk County.

The officers investigated to find illegal narcotics being sold at the location and placed Titus Boley, 39, from Owl Hollow Rd. under arrest. Boley was arrested for sell and deliver of a schedule II controlled substance. Boley has been released in lieu of a secured bond.

On May 26, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant after a brief investigation at 1111 Moore Rd. in the Tryon area. Illegal weapons, including a sawed off shotgun and drug paraphernalia, were located in the residence.

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Arrested as a result of the investigation was Jason Michael Ahlert, 35 years of age, of the residence. Ahlert was charged

with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Ahlert is currently in the Polk County jail under a $35,000 secured bond.

On May 26, deputies from the P.A.C.E. Team in conjunction with the NC SBI served a search warrant at a mobile home at 1721 Lynn Road in the Lynn community after a two-month investigation.

The officers charged James Patrick Miller, 37 years of age, of the residence with three counts of sell and deliver of a schedule II controlled substance after Miller sold narcotics to undercover officers on multiple occasions. Miller was also charged with maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance. Misty Miller, 30 years of age, of the same residence has been charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing.

– Submitted by Capt. Lowell Griffin