Couple intercepted by authorities in drug buy, third person charged

  • Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:26 a.m.
Brooke Burris
Brooke Burris

SALISBURY — Authorities say they intercepted a Mount Ulla couple Monday on their way to buy pills from a Salisbury woman on Morlan Park Road.

The ACE team and Special Investigations Unit of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office made the stop and had been investigating since January.

Brooke Amandalyn Burris, 19, and Marcus Anthony Eudy, 20, both of Grampion Road, were charged Monday and released after posting bond.

Burris is charged with one count of felony conspiring to traffic heroin, two counts of trafficking heroin and two counts of misdemeanor contributing to the neglect of a minor.

Eudy is charged with one count of felony conspiring to traffic heroin, two counts of felony trafficking heroin, two counts of misdemeanor contributing to the neglect of a minor and one count of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

A report said the two were on their way to meet Trayce Annette Hellman, 47, of Steven Drive. Hellman was charged Tuesday with nine counts of felony trafficking heroin, three counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, and one count of conspiring to traffic opium.

Officers also served Hellman with a 2003 warrant for driving while license revoked. She remained in the county jail Wednesday under a $51,000 secured bond.

The investigation into Hellman began in January. Undercover officers bought oxycodone from her several times, said Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Sifford.

Investigators received information that Eudy and Burris were going to meet Hellman to buy pills, he said.

When officers stopped Burris and Eudy, they had 21 oxycodone pills with them. Burris had two young children — twin 3-year-old boys — with them, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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