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Posted on: June 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Gaston County FAST Team Arrests Suspect Wanted on Federal Drug Trafficking Crimes

Fugitive Apprehension and Suspect Tracking (FAST) team

On Thursday, 6/22/23, Fugitive Apprehension and Suspect Tracking (FAST) team members from the Cherryville Police Department and Gaston County Police Department located Bryan Torres in the area of Shelby Highway in Cherryville.  Torres was wanted on multiple federal arrest warrants to include Distribution of Fentanyl, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.  Torres was arrested without incident thanks to the collaborative effort between Cherryville and County Police FAST team members.  

Torres charges were a result of a joint investigation between the Gaston County Police Department, Cherryville Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and Homeland Security Investigations.  Gaston County Police Chief Stephen Zill stated, “This successful investigation and apprehension represents the power of partnerships and should send a clear message of our resolute commitment to combatting drug trafficking in Gaston County.” 

Torres is being held at the Gaston County Jail without a bond.  There is no further information to be released at this time. 

Bryan Torres

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