Police: Salisbury woman charged with drug trafficking

Published 11:07 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Salisbury woman remains in the Rowan County jail under a $250,000 secured bond following a complaint at her home that led police to charge her with drug trafficking.

Dominique Franchesca Stafford, 28, of the 1200 block of Old Plank Road, is charged with with felony trafficking heroin/opium, misdemeanor simple possession of a controlled substance (codeine), felony possession of a controlled substance schedule VI (marijuana), felony possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule VI, felony maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances, misdemeanor possession of a drug paraphernalia, and felony sell/deliver controlled substances within 300 feet of a school property.

Stafford is accused of selling drugs from her home. After receiving a complaint, Salisbury Police Department investigators served a search warrant on the home and found 240 grams of marijuana, $112 in cash, 23 hydrocodone pills, two codeine pills, plastic bags and digital scales, a police report said.

A report said Stafford’s six-month-old nephew was in the home at the time that the search warrant was served. The home is also located near Livingstone College.

In 2013, Stafford was convicted in Guilford County of felony obtaining property by false pretenses. She has also been convicted in Rowan County of misdemeanor larceny and driving while license revoked. In 2007, Stafford was convicted in Cabarrus County of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor fictitious information to a law enforcement officer.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.