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Man faces multiple drug charges

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine Friday.

According to warrants, Dante Wooden, 31, of Woodleaf, attempted to sell cocaine to a James Paul Carter. Wooden also failed to properly secure a child under 16, and told an officer that his name was Melvin Ray Jackson. When arrested, Wooden allegedly had in his possession three individual bags containing a total of 2 grams of cocaine and some marijuana.

Wooden also allegedly maintained a white Camaro to keep and sell cocaine.

He was charged with simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, felony selling or delivering a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession with intent to make, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or a dwelling for a controlled substance, driving while license revoked, giving fictitious information to an officer, failure to secure a passenger under 16 and reckless driving to endanger.

He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under four separate bonds which total $69,000. Wooden has no previous charges in North Carolina.

In other reports:

  • Rhonda Gail Nance Sanchez, 42, of Statesville, was charged Saturday with child abuse after she was allegedly found walking on rural roads after dark with a minor. According to warrants, Sanchez had a blood alcohol content of .22 and was taking the child to the Buccaneer Lounge and Biker Bar.
  • Shawnte Tejuante Hooker, 34, was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and resisting a public officer.
  • Brandon Michael Long, 29, of Salisbury, was arrested Friday and charged with assault inflicting serious injury. According to warrants, Long allegedly attacked another man, hitting him about the face and head with his fists and knocking out four teeth.

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