Two arrested after undercover cocaine deal

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 23, 2012

By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — Undercover officers arrested two people Thursday during a cocaine purchase near Faith Road.
Theresa Jackson and Charles Richardson tried to flee after selling what police believe to be several grams of crack cocaine to an undercover detective, said Salisbury Police Capt. Shelia Lingle.
Jackson, 31, and Richardson, 36, met officers near Lowe’s on Faith Road. They arrived about 9:30 p.m. in a green Mazda.
When the detective identified himself, the two hit the gas, heading toward Tinseltown.
They were quickly stopped by the rest of the Salisbury Police narcotics unit that was watching the deal.
Officers said the deal was set up by text messages.
Two cell phones, $66 in cash and 13 crack rocks, totaling two grams or .07 ounces of crack cocaine were seized.
Jackson and Richardson, who both gave their address as a hotel room on Bendix Drive, were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine.
They were each given a $5,000 bond and were in jail Friday morning.
Contact reporter Nathan Hardin at 704-797-4246.