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Staff report
KANNAPOLIS ó Authorities charged two Concord men with drug possession after they were stopped in a Burger King parking lot Thursday.
Members of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and the Kannapolis Police Department arrested the following suspects:
– Christopher Novell McCauley Jr., 25, 166 Pinrod Drive, with possession with the intent to sell cocaine and conspiracy to sell cocaine.
– Marcus Ontario Howard, 25, 724 Central Drive, with possession with the intent to sell cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Department reports said officers approached a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice in the restaurant parking lot, located at 800 N. Cannon Blvd. in Kannapolis.
The driver, McCauley, got out of the vehicle and ran from the officers. He was apprehended as he ran around a house beside the parking lot.
Officers found 27 grams of crack cocaine, valued at $5,400, in McCauley’s pocket. Howard, was a passenger in the car and was taken into custody in the parking lot. He had digital scales and two grams of marijuana, valued at $10, in his pocket, along with $887.62 in cash.
McCauley and Howard were both placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond, pending first appearances in court on Monday.

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