Man under $250,000 bond on drug charges

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 2, 2011

SALISBURY — A 60-year-old Salisbury man is behind bars on a $250,000 secured bond, charged with drug trafficking.
James Alexander Brown, of 315 Ashbrook Road, was found with 35 pounds of marijuana after his vehicle was stopped on Statesville Boulevard near Jake Alexander Boulevard.
Detectives from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Davie County Sheriff’s Office and Mocksville Police Department had set up surveillance at Brown’s residence after receiving information that he was set to receive a large shipment of marijuana.
During a search of Brown’s apartment, police found another half pound of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine.
Brown has been charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell, deliver or manufacture, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep, store and sell a controlled substance and felony trafficking in marijuana.