Fisherman Lane man charged with drug and weapons possession

  • Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:14 a.m.
James Arthur Smith
James Arthur Smith

Authorities charged a Salisbury man with an extensive criminal history with drug and weapons possession.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged James Arthur Smith, 41, of South Fisherman Lane, with possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep and store drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Officers with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement units had a search warrant on Tuesday to search the mobile home.

The search was based on information regarding drug activity. During the search, investigators found a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a 12-gauge shotgun and assorted ammunition.

Inside the home was less than half an ounce of marijuana, cut straws, rolling papers and small plastic sandwich bags.

Smith has an extensive criminal history including breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking.

In April 2009, Smith pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession.

Smith was placed under a $50,000 secured bond and has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center.

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