Randolph County Sheriff

Joint investigation yields fentanyl, meth charges

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…
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Sheriff’s office offers citizens academy

Sheriff’s office offers citizens academy

ASHEBORO – A chance for residents to take an up-close view of the Randolph County Sherriff’s Office is back in place. Classes for the Sherriff’s Citizen Academy begin on March 22. The eight sessions are described as a means to learn more about law enforcement operations and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office internal processes. The goal is to improve law enforcement/community relations through a formalized educational process. Department spokeswoman Amanda Varner said usually a couple of dozen residents participate in each academy. Some form of the academy has been in place since 2016, she said. Division lieutenants and captains conduct…
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Baker becomes first female officer on sheriff’s Emergency Response Team

Baker becomes first female officer on sheriff’s Emergency Response Team

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has a female on its Emergency Response Team for the first time in the unit’s history. Deputy Traci Baker completed a rigorous training-and-testing battery to join the team. The tests determined her ability serve high-risk search warrants, handle barricades and take part in other tactical exercises. Members of the team are expected to attend advanced law enforcement training courses and become proficient with specialized equipment to deal with dangerous criminals and situations. Baker began her career with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office after she completed basic law enforcement training in 2009 in the…
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