Accused Heroin Traffickers Arrested After 2 Month Long Investigation

ROWAN COUNTY, NC — Authorities say two men accused of trafficking heroin have been arrested following a two month long undercover investigation.

Mason Hyde, of Rowan County, and Scotty West, of Davie County, are both accused of trafficking drugs through several North Carolina counties.

Detectives with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office say Hyde was selling heroin from his N. Oakhurst Drive home in Salisbury, which was then being distributed throughout Alexander, Davie and Rowan Counties.

During the investigation, which began in May, officials say several undercover purchases were made at Hyde’s home.

Hyde and West were taken into custody after a final undercover purchase at the end of the operation, according to the RCSO.

A search warrant was then executed at the home, officials say, and an additional amount of Heroin and Crack Cocaine was found inside along with a firearm and an unspecified amount of U.S. currency.

Deputies say Hyde has a long criminal history with multiple charges and/or convictions in Rowan and several surrounding counties. West also has a prior record for narcotics possession, officials say, and is known for his involvement in drug distribution throughout West Rowan and Davie County.

Hyde is charged with multiple Heroin trafficking charges, Conspiracy Charges, PWIMSD Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling for the use and sale of controlled substances, and Possession of Firearm by Felon.

West is charged with Heroin Trafficking and Conspiracy Charges.