Brevard woman sentenced to 7-10 years in prison on fentanyl trafficking charges, had more than a pound of fentanyl

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office:

Taylor Joyce Gettinger, age 29, of Brevard has pled guilty to felony fentanyl trafficking charges, the Buncombe County District Attorney has announced. Ms. Gettinger has been sentenced to serve 7.5 to 10 years in prison.


Gettinger was arrested by SCET Deputies with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2021 while in possession of 1.08 pounds of fentanyl (494 grams), 17 grams of methamphetamine, 20 grams of marijuana and $54,213 in U.S. currency. The charges brought by the Sheriff’s Office in February of 2022 included nine Felony drug charges.


Since 2013 she has also been arrested by the Asheville Police Department numerous times on assault, larceny and drug charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.

“Thank you to our SCET Deputies for their work in arresting and charging Ms. Gettinger. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work to dismantle high-level drug trafficking operations in our community,” says Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller.

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