Police seize 2 pounds of pot, pills, crack after 2-month investigation

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, December 14, 2016

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Police officials say they seized two pounds of pot, pills and other drugs as well as cash from a West Monroe Street home following a two-month investigation. Police arrested one person involved in the drug investigation and are searching for another.

The Salisbury Police Narcotics Unit conducted a take-down operation Tuesday afternoon. The investigation led them to the Walmart parking lot at 323 S. Arlington St., where following a short foot chase, officers arrested Demarco Antoine Oglesby.

Police charged the 38-year-old with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule II and misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer.

Officers seized 7.2 grams of crack cocaine and $2,052. Oglesby was issued a $7,500 secured bond and has since been released.

Investigators served a search warrant at his home, 1020 W. Monroe St., where they confiscated $8,078 as well as 97.8 grams of cocaine, 19 hydrocodone pills and 100.5 grams of marijuana or just over two pounds.

Police are looking for Kenneth Derrell Lark, 34, also of 1020 W. Monroe St. Officials said Lark ran from the residence as the search was being conducted.

He is wanted for felony trafficking cocaine, felony trafficking opiates, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist obstruct and delay.

Salisbury Police were assisted by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security and ALE with the service of the search warrant and take down.

Lark has been convicted of manslaughter for which he served just under nine years. He was released two years ago in that 2005 offense. He’s also been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and misdemeanor drug possession.

Anyone with information of the location of Kenneth Derrell Lark is asked to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.