Fleetwood man charged in meth bust


Justin Paul Holdaway held on more than $500,000 secured bond

By Jesse Campbell - [email protected]



(Photo submitted) Justin Paul Holdaway


JEFFERSON-A Fleetwood man was issued a half million dollar bond this week after allegedly conspiring to traffic more than 28 grams of methamphetamine.

Justin Paul Holdaway, 26, of 522 Big Flatts Church Road, was arrested on Aug. 10 on an array of drug related charges, according to arrest warrants.

His arrest followed multiple drug transactions that allegedly took place in February, March and this summer. The last alleged exchange took place one day before his arrest and was the largest one to date, according to arrest warrants.

As a result of an Ashe County Sheriff’s Office investigation, Holdaway was charged with two counts of sell meth, two counts of delivering meth, four counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell meth and conspiring to traffic in the drug.

The investigation into Holdaway dates back to at least Feb. 24, when he allegedly delivered 10.9 grams of the drug to an unnamed person.

Then, on March 24, he allegedly possessed 2.1 grams of meth with the intent to sell/deliver.

On Aug. 9, arrest warrants state that he allegedly conspired with another man to commit felony trafficking to possess more than 28 grams, but less than 200 grams of meth.

A probable cause hearing in Holdaway’s case has been set for Sept. 1.

Holdaway has a documented history of methamphetamine related activity.

According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, he was convicted September 2015 for possessing/distributing meth precursors in Jan. 2012.

Reach Jesse Campbell at 336-846-7164.

(Photo submitted) Justin Paul Holdaway
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Justin-Paul-Holdaway.jpg(Photo submitted) Justin Paul Holdaway
Justin Paul Holdaway held on more than $500,000 secured bond

By Jesse Campbell

[email protected]

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