Davie man charged with drug trafficking

Published 3:59 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Davie County man was charged today with drug trafficking after Rowan authorities say he sold nearly 250 morphine and hydrocodone tablets to undercover officers.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU), assisted by the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Unit charged Harvey Welker Fraley Jr, 69, of the 100 block of Laird Road, Advance, with nine counts of trafficking opium.

According to the report, Fraley sold the pills to an undercover officer from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on three separate occasions, once in the parking lot of a senior center. The transactions occurred on April 14, May 11 and June 9. Fraley was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $175,000 secured bond.

Fraley was out on bond from a March 2015 arrest by the Salisbury Police Department for obtaining property by false pretense.

He was convicted in July 2014 of misdemeanor larceny and in 2012 of possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor larceny.

Anyone with information pertaining to narcotics trafficking is encouraged to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700. All information is confidential and rewards are offered.