Deputy Alicia Lund with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 56-year-old Timothy Allen Mitchell of Marion with Trafficking in Opium or Heroin, Possess with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. A Magistrate issued Mitchell a $400,000 secured bond.
On September 25th a Marion man reported squatters were using his residence on Mud Cut Road. Deputy Lund located Mitchell inside the residence and determined he had an outstanding arrest warrant. A search of the house turned up fentanyl, methamphetamine, and a shotgun. Mitchell is a convicted felon and prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.