Lansing man charged with trafficking opiates

September 12, 2013

Sheriff James Williams yesterday announced the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division has concluded an investigation that resulted in the arrest of Bruce Gilbert Mitchell, also known as Bruce Sharpe, of Lansing.

Mitchell, age 57, is charged with five counts of level I trafficking of 4-14 grams of opiates, five counts of level II trafficking of 14-28 grams of opiates, and 5 counts of level III trafficking of 28 grams or more.

Mitchell is being held at the Ashe County Detention Center on a $250,000 secured bond.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to call the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 846-5633 or Ashe County Crime Stoppers at (336) 846-4188.