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Salisbury man faces drug, weapon charges

A Salisbury man with a long criminal record has been charged with drug and weapons offenses, a Rowan County Sheriffs Office news release said.
Nicholas Gerard Warren, 33, of Independence Drive, was charged Tuesday with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of sale or delivery of cocaine, three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, three counts of felonious maintaining a vehicle for drugs and two counts of failure to appear. 
He is in the Rowan County jail under $250,558 secured bond.
According to the news release, members of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit and the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Unit, along with regional law enforcement partners, stopped Warrens vehicle Tuesday on Woodleaf Road.
The officers conducted a probable cause search and found a 9-millimeter handgun in the passenger compartment. 
Warrens criminal history includes felony convictions for possession of a stolen firearm, common law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury.

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