NC Horse Trainer Charged with Trafficking Meth

NC Horse Trainer Charged with Trafficking Meth


$40K of Meth

A North Carolina hunter/jumper trainer is charged with trafficking methamphetamines after a drug bust. William “Joey” Barley, of Burlington, was arrested last week.

Joey Barley horse trainer charged with trafficking meth. Authorities found drugs valued at just under $40,000 at Joey Barley's home.
William “Joey” Barley

The Joey Barley Stables owner is also charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the use or sale of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities say they executed a search warrant at Barley’s home last where they found 39.6 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia. At a street value of $1000 per gram, the drugs are valued at just under $40,000.

The Alamance Narcotics Investigation Team began investigating meth trafficking in June. State and federal agencies are involved in the investigation since it goes from North Carolina into Georgia.

Barley is out on a $50,000 secured bond.

He is scheduled to be in court on August 19.

The investigation continues.


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