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Known Blood Nation gang member arrested on gun, drug charges

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Dwayne Jaquan Means Jr.

Dwayne Jaquan Means Jr.

SALISBURY — Law enforcement on Thursday arrested a known gang member wanted in Rowan County on gun and drug charges and connected to federal and state investigations.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday said Dwayne Jaquan Means Jr., a known Blood Nation gang member known as “Rude Boy,” had been arrested at an apartment in Winston-Salem. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin. Means also appeared on Rowan County’s most wanted list.

Means’ charges stem from a search warrant at 255 Long Bow Road. When local, state and federal investigators searched the residence, they found a stolen firearm and three grams of heroin. The search was conducted on Dec. 5.

Means, 24, has a lengthy criminal record that includes convictions on assault, trespassing and drug charges, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He’s currently facing other charges that include larceny, robbery and burglary, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A news release about Thursday’s arrest said it occurred with the help of the Winston-Salem Police Department, Salisbury Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

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