Three charged following lengthy drug investigation

Published 11:53 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A Rockwell couple and a Salisbury man were charged recently after a drug investigation that spanned several months and led to the seizure of drugs, cash and guns.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Randy Joseph Roseman, 61, of 370 Phaniels Church Road, and his wife, Heather Marie Adkins, 40, of the same address, along with a third person, Devin Allen Kelly, 24, of 4805 Old Concord Road.

Roseman was charged with one count of conspiring to traffic opium; two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin; and six counts of trafficking opium or heroin. He remains in the Rowan County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Adkins was charged with one count of conspiring to traffic opium or heroin and one count of trafficking opium or heroin. She has since been released from the county jail.

Kelly was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver drugs; two counts of felony possession of cocaine and felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for the sale of controlled substances; felony possession of methamphetamine; simple possession of a Schedule VI substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kelly remains in the jail under a $195,000 secured bond.

The case stems from a 2016 investigation in which Rowan County authorities made a series of drug buys of heroin from the couple. The buys occurred Sept. 20, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 28 and Nov. 9.

Roseman was arrested during a traffic stop on Ed Weaver Road after one of a drug transaction in which Randy Roseman delivered 6 grams of black tar heroin. He had $3,500 in cash on him when investigators searched him.

A state search warrant was issued for the Rockwell home where investigators found 11 grams of heroin in a freezer and $2,273 in cash, as well as a 9 mm handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun.

The investigation was in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Salisbury Police Department.

Roseman is one of the founding members of the Ghost Rider Motorcycle Club.