Sheriff: Salisbury man found with meth hidden in rectum

Published 2:10 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2016

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

Rowan authorities say a Salisbury man was charged with drug possession after he was found with methamphetamine inside his rectum.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Arnie Preston Rabon, 27, of the 5900 block of Faith Road, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule I, felony maintaining a dwelling place or vehicle for controlled substances, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of a controlled substance on a penal institution premises.

Officials caught up to Rabon during a traffic stop Monday night by the Special Investigations Unit after receiving a number of citizen complaints.

He refused to stop, officials said, and was driving erratically. Upon stopping him officers found a handgun underneath the hood of his Ford Expedition in the engine’s breather. Officers found digital scales, over $500 in cash and baggies in the console of the vehicle.

Rabon was found in the detention center with two plastic baggies of 14 grams of meth hidden in his rectum.

He remains in the Rowan Count Detention Center under a $155,000 secured bond.

Rabon was convicted of possession of stolen goods, interfering with communications, assault on a female, driving while license revoked, communicating threats, and consuming alcoholic beverage under 21.

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