Police: Complaints about apartment leads to crack cocaine charges for pair

Published 2:34 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A Salisbury pair were charged with crack cocaine possession after police served search warrants on a Lincolnton Road apartment following several complaints there.

Salisbury Police charged William Alexander Turner, 40, of 719 Lincolnton Road, Apt. B, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance Schedule II and felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. Christine Michelle Hill, 43, of 2815 Dunns Mountain Road, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule II and misdemeanor simple possession Schedule IV.

Turner remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond and Hill remains jailed under a $5,000 secured bond.

The police narcotics unit went to the Lincolnton Road apartment after 3 p.m. and found Turner in possession of 10.5 grams of crack cocaine, which was seized. Investigators also seized $107 and a cell phone. Hall had 0.2 grams of crack cocaine and three Xanax pills.

Police said they were outside the apartment drinking when police arrived. Turner took off running between the apartments but was quickly apprehended by a police officer. Police surrounded the apartment, said Police Capt. Shelia Lingle.

Turner has a number of convictions including possession of a firearm by a felon, as well misdemeanor offenses of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired, assault by pointing a gun, driving while license revoked, resisting arrest, speeding and reckless driving.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.