McDowell Sheriff’s Office charges man for possession of meth, marijuana

Benjamin Joseph Goforth

A Marion man was charged with trafficking and possession of illegal substances.

Deputy Steven McPeters of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Benjamin Joseph Goforth, 42, of Pittman Road in Marion with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of up to ½ ounce marijuana, according to a news release.

At 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, McPeters and Lt. Jason Cook were on patrol in Pleasant Gardens, when they spotted a vehicle with a fictitious tag. Goforth was driving that vehicle.

A subsequent search of the suspect and the automobile turned up 97 grams – or just under 3.5 ounces -- of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia. Goforth got a $126,000 bond, according to the news release.

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