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Salisbury woman charged with selling heroin to undercover officer

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

Police charged a Salisbury woman earlier this week after she allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer from her Best Street home.

Crystal Moore Owensby, 27, of the 500 block of Best Street, was charged on Tuesday with maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances, sell or deliver a controlled substance schedule I, possession of a controlled substance schedule I, all of which are felonies.

A report said she sold .2 grams of heroin to an undercover officer. During the execution of a search warrant there were no other drugs at the home, police said, other than what had been sold to the undercover officer. Police later seized a cellphone and $77 in cash, however $10 of it was the same money she’d gotten during the undercover buy.

The home is located in front a day care and so Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said other charges are pending. Owensby remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. She was convicted of obtaining property by false pretenses, resisting arrest, possession of a schedule I and common law forgery.

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