Joint investigation yields fentanyl, meth charges

ARCHDALE — An investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a sizeable drug bust last week. Deputies who were part of the Vice and Narcotics Division collected “a trafficking amount” of fentanyl and methamphetamine from a Spencer Road home. Firearms and drug paraphernalia were also seized.

The haul of drugs included: 1.7 pounds of Fentanyl and nearly a pound of methamphetamine. Deputies also seized bath salts and steroids.

The investigation began at the home of Donald Robert Lynch located on Spencer Rd. in Archdale.

After Randolph County deputies executed a search warrant at the home, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a business in Bennett that was operated by Lynch.

Lynch was arrested and charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon, trafficking in heroin, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a scheduled II substance and several misdemeanors. He also was charged with various drug-related offenses in Chatham County.

He was initially taken to the Randolph County Jail and given a $150,000 secured bond plus electronic house arrest.

Lynch’s next court date is March 23 in Randolph County and he is scheduled for an appearance on March 30 in Chatham County District Court.

By Randolph Record