A search warrant was granted after Morganton Narcotics Investigator presented probable cause to a Burke County Magistrate about on-going, drug transactions are being conducted at 230 Sequoia Circle, Morganton.  



Morganton Public Safety’s SWAT Team conducted a “No-Knock” Search Warrant Operation on Wednesday, July 18th at approximately 4pm.


Officers located Jason Shea Ali (08/23/1977) of 230 Sequoia Circle, Morganton, inside the residence.  Ali was in possession of approximately 2gm. of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Additional, illegal narcotics were found inside the residence.


Jason Ali was charged with the following crime(s):

Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine

Possession of Methamphetamine

Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Sale and Distributing an Illegal, Controlled Substance

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


His Bond is $60,000 Secured with an initial appearance in Burke County District on 07/19/2018.


Additional charges are likely in this case.  Narcotics Investigators are reviewing witness statements, previous arrest, previous complaints and incident reports that all focus on 230 Sequoia Circle.  


Investigations and complaints about 230 Sequoia Circle have been on-going for over a year and have resulted in three, previous search warrants and multiple arrest of persons from out of county on a variety of drug and other offenses.


Ali has pending charges of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Burke County and Possession of Methamphetamine in Caldwell County.

Burke County Sheriffs Department SWAT Team and Narcotics Investigators assisted with this operation.



All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court.