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Felony Drug Charges

Joshua Ray Warren

Joshua Ray Warren

A routine traffic stop late Sunday night led to a felony drug and weapons arrest by the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy initiated the stop after observing a revoked license plate on a vehicle occupied by three people.  As the subsequent investigation unfolded, deputies found a handgun during the vehicle search, and secured the weapon and more than $380 cash into evidence.  During a search of the suspects in the jail facility, deputies also found and seized 7.3 grams of methamphetamine. Joshua Ray Warren, 34, has been charged with felonious possession with intent to manufacture, sell and/or deliver a schedule II substance, maintaining a vehicle to keep and sell controlled substances, possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Warren was jailed in lieu of $100,000 secured bond.  Warren was out on bond awaiting trail on unrelated charges of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.  His next court date is slated for Jan. 8.