Blotter: Man turns self in on felony drug charges

Published 11:21 am Friday, July 22, 2016

By Josh Bergeron

SALISBURY — One month after warrants were first issued, a Salisbury man turned himself in Friday on multiple felony drug counts.

Salisbury resident Theo Jamar Casey, 27, turned himself in Thursday after facing charges of maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of a schedule one controlled substance with intent to manufacture and possession of a scheduled two, three, four, five, or six controlled substance.

The charges stem from an incident on June 21, when officers found 56.4 grams of marijuana in a vehicle parked at a carwash on South Main Street. Capt. Brian Stallings, of the Salisbury Police Department, said officers found the marijuana after noticing a group of several people at the carwash, smelling a strong odor and searching the vehicle.

Stallings said Casey wasn’t arrested at the time of the incident because of a “special project.” Stallings wouldn’t elaborate.

Casey was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,500 secure bond.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports:

• A person on Wednesday reported a burglary on the 100 block of Ferndale Drive.

• A woman on Thursday reported a burglary on the 600 block of West Council Street.

• Chastain Brent Wayne, 39, was charged Thursday with two counts of simple possession of a schedule two, three, four, five, or six controlled substance.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• Parrish Nathaniel Jefferson, 25, was charged with trafficking heroin or opium on the 100 block of West Liberty Street.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246