Out on bail and awaiting court proceedings for allegedly trafficking meth, a North Carolina hunter/jumper trainer is facing more drug charges.
Wake County Sheriff deputies arrested William “Joey” Barley, 49, of Burlington, on August 25.
It is unknown what precipitated Barley’s arrest since the sheriff’s office would only release limited information. Barley is facing two charges of felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance.
The horse trainer was allegedly caught with methamphetamine (meth) and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known on the street as ecstasy.
Barley is also charged with maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or other place for storing or selling controlled substances. The charges don’t end there. He is also facing possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule I controlled substance.
This isn’t the first time the Joey Barley Stables owner has been in trouble. The Alamance County Narcotics Investigation Team caught Barley in a drug sting last August. He will be in court September 7.
Barley posted $30,000 secured bond in his current drug case.
Despite Barley’s latest drug charges, the horse show continues. He was training a group of amateur hunter riders, including teens, at the 13th Annual Greensboro Hunter/Jumper Classic over Labor Day weekend in Greensboro.
Barley’s next Wake County court appearance is September 13.