Two charged following raid

  • Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 2:39 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 11:46 a.m.
Theodore Blake
Theodore Blake

SALISBURY After serving a search warrant at a North Ellis Street home, Salisbury Police arrested two men Wednesday.

Authorities took 30-year-old Andre Antonio Byrd and Theodore Blake, 49, into custody.


Inside the home, deputies found a .32-caliber handgun; a .40-caliber handgun; 6.2 grams, or .22 ounces, of powder cocaine; 1.3 grams, or .05 ounces, of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Along with the firearms and drugs, officers seized $150 in cash.

Byrd, who lives at the North Ellis Street home, was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Blake was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Byrd and Blake were released from the Rowan County jail after posting bonds.

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