Three charged in Rockwell home raid

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2012

By Nathan Hardin
ROCKWELL — Ecstasy-like powder, hydrocodone pills and marijuana were found during a home raid on Sides Road Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Deputies arrested Pierce Von Peeler, 21, who lives at the home, and his girlfriend, Rachel Anne Banks, 22, of Jackson Road. Kelci Amanda McDaniel, a friend who was staying in a separate area of the house, was also charged.
Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Sifford said investigators obtained a search warrant for the house after getting calls from residents in the area.
“We’d had numerous complaints from citizens regarding suspicious activities at that residence,” Sifford said.
Detectives found about a quarter of a pound of marijuana in the home, an arrest report said, along with about a gram of ecstasy-like powder and about 10 tablets of hydrocodone.
Investigators said the powder, referred to on the street as “Molly,” has the similar effects as ecstasy.
Detectives believe Peeler and Banks were packaging the powder into lip balm containers in the house.
The containers could then be easily concealed, deputies said.
About 30 small glass containers were found in the home.
Officers charged Peeler with felony possession of intent to manufacture, sell and deliver narcotics, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver hydrocodone, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Banks was also charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
McDaniel was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
All three were released after posting bond.
Detectives said the investigation is ongoing.