Two face drug charges in separate incidents

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Gold Hill man faces felony charges after a search warren of his home revealed guns, drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Charles Edward Rhodes, 38, of 360 Wyatt Grove Church Road, was charged with three counts of possession of firearm by a felon, one count of possession with intent to sell schedule III controlled substance, one count of possession of cocaine, one count of maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, members of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant of Rhodes’ home. During the search, investigators located and seized three firearms, nine hydrocodone tablets, a small quantity of crack cocaine and several items of drug paraphernalia.
Rhodes was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond, pending a first appearance in court on Thursday.
A search in a separate case has resulted in drug charges against a China Grove man.
Also on Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies searched the home of Leroy Denard McNeair, 38, 570 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove.
During the search, investigators found and seized 17 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $3,400, 3 grams of marijuana, three firearms and $1,860 in cash.
McNeair was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of firearm by felon, one count of possession with intent to sell cocaine, one count of maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and one count of possession of marijuana.
McNeair was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $17,500 secured bond, pending a first appearance in court on Thursday.

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