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Domestic call lands a man in jail on drug charges

SALISBURY — What began as a call regarding a domestic incident at a Dunn’s Mountain Road home landed a Salisbury man in jail facing drug charges.
James Bifton Horton, 28, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,500 secured bond.
A woman who was at that location called officials Saturday night, but when deputies arrived, the woman appeared intoxicated. Deputies spoke with Horton in the back of the home. The officer noticed several items used for drug use including a spoon, a straw, a multi-colored glass pipe with marijuana residue, a clear glass pipe with meth residue, two syringes and a cut coat hanger used for “cleaning” the pipe, said Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford.
Horton has previously been convicted of communicating threats and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors.

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