West End resident pleased to hear 3 nabbed in drug raid on Grim and Bank streets
Salisbury Police, in conjunction with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, raided two West End homes Thursday night that yielded three arrests, the seizure of drugs and weapons.
The Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT), narcotics unit and Police Interdiction Team (PIT), along with the sheriff’s Special Response Team conducted the raids simultaneously at 418 Grim and 1321 West Bank streets. Authorities went into the homes around 8 p.m. with search warrants.
Officials charged the following:
• Sequoia Chevelle Robinson, 25, of 1321 W. Bank St., with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled scheduled II substance, possession of stolen firearms, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, felony sell or deliver controlled substance within 300 feet of a school property. She remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.
• Shaun Maurice McClean, 28, of 418 Grim St., with felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of a controlled scheduled II substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. McClean remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond. Police said he had a sawed-off shotgun. McClean is currently on electronic house arrest.
• Jakeith Gerald Terry, 25, also of 1321 W. Bank St., Apt A, with felony possession of stolen goods, three counts of felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession with intent to manufacture a controlled schedule II substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony sell and deliver a controlled substance within 300 feet of a school property. Terry remains in the Rowan County jail under a $100,000 secured bond.
Police seized .3 grams of powder cocaine, 2.4 grams of marijuana, a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, two ballistics vests, digital scales, crack pipes, a BB pellet rifle and ammunition from the Grim Street home. McClean was arrested at Grim Street.
Investigators also seized 3.4 grams of crack cocaine (19 rocks); three handguns, two of which were stolen in recent car break-ins; ammunition, a crack pipe, $273 in cash and a bong. Robinson and Terry were arrested at West Bank Street. Police said Terry tried to run out of the back of the home, but officers were waiting for him. The home is located near J.C. Price Head Start.
In 2008, Terry was convicted of misdemeanor drug possession and resisting arrest. A year later he was convicted of felony drug possession and carrying a concealed weapon. In 2013, Terry was convicted of felony sell and deliver a controlled substance, felony drug possession and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun, according to the state department of corrections.
McClean was convicted in 2002 of drug possession and breaking and entering, both misdemeanors, and felony breaking into vehicles. In 2005, he was convicted of misdemeanor simple assault and resisting arrest. He was released eight months ago from prison after serving five years for a 2007 robbery and drug possession charges.
When asked about the raid, one resident, Mae Carroll, said she had not heard about it, but was pleased that arrests had been made.
She said within the last four days residents have seen more officers patrolling.
She said she has not seen community relations officer Reuben Ijames patrolling the area, but believes he’ll make his way to her neighborhood soon.
Carroll said she didn’t believe what she was seeing, more officers in the West End.
As to whether this latest arrest will make any difference in the West End, Carroll said, it’s too soon to tell.
“If they continue what they are doing I think we’ll see a difference in “Little Vietnam,” she said of the moniker the residents have dubbed the West End.