Christopher George Alberta

Felony Methamphetamine Charge in Clay County, North Carolina

WARNE, NC - The Clay County, NC Sheriff's Office is reporting that on Thursday, night December 21, 2023 at 10:23 PM, Clay County Officers Donovan Burke, TJ Major, and Kyle Lickteig were dispatched to 49 Miranda Drive in Warne, NC concerning a Breaking or Entering and vandalism in progress.

Upon the arrival of the Officers, a suspect was identified as Christopher George Alberta, 39 years of age of Warne, NC.

Alberta told the Officers he was moving some of his belongings and had forcibly opened a hand safe that was present and noted at the scene.

Officers present had concerns that a firearm had been in the safe and was nearby.

At this time a brief safety frisk of Alberta’s person was conducted and the following items were found on his person:

  • Two knives
  • A glass smoking pipe
  • Suspected Marijuana
  • A little glass jar containing a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for Methamphetamine

Christopher George Alberta was arrested and charged with:

  • Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Alberta was held under a $10,000 secured bond.

Photo of the accused is from the Clay County, NC Sheriff's Office.


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