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Rowan Sheriff’s officials, other agencies charge known Crips gang member

Rowan authorities charged a known Crips gang member with weapons charges on Thursday following a multiple agency investigation.

In October the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office received information that Cameron Jamar Neely, 27, of the 700 block of Corriher Gravel Road, China Grove, was in possession of and selling firearms as well as extended capacity magazines.

Neely was charged on Thursday with four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction, one count of transportation of a weapon of mass destruction and one count selling a weapon of mass destruction.

The Sheriff’s Office along with the N.C. SBI, United States Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the High Point Police and the Salisbury Police, began conducting surveillance of Neely. Officials determined he was in possession of firearms on Oct. 22, Oct. 30 and Dec. 4, a statement said.

Authorities searched Neely’s home after arresting him in a traffic stop on U.S. 29. During the search of his home, investigators found a .45-caliber handgun, magazines and a variety of ammunition.

Investigators also found numerous bags of fake crack cocaine, which authorities said is used frequently by drug traffickers to sell to unsuspecting drug customers.

He was issued a secured $500,000 bond and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Neely was previously convicted in Davidson and Rowan counties of assault with intent to kill, assault inflicting serious injury, common law robbery and larceny.

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