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Man charged with multiple drug offenses, possession of gray death heroin

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A Lincolnton Road man was behind bars Wednesday under a $501,000 bond after authorities say they seized several different kinds of drugs including gray death heroin laced with fentanyl, Molly, marijuana and pills.

They also seized cash, a gun and ammunition.

The Salisbury Police Department jointly with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, SBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation in which undercover narcotics officers bought drugs.

On Tuesday, officers went to 819 Lincolnton Road and arrested Demario Antoine Morrow, 28.

Morrow is charged with one count of felony engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; four counts of misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance; one count of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture a Schedule II substance; one count of felony selling or delivering a controlled substance Schedule I; felony trafficking in heroin; two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture a Schedule VI substance; felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture a Schedule IV substance; felony manufacturing a controlled substance Schedule I; felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance Schedule I; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; and four counts of felony selling or delivering a controlled substance within 300 feet of a school property.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Morrow with felony continuing a criminal enterprise; two counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance Schedule VI; four counts of felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance; felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a controlled substance Schedule IV; three counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance Schedule II; felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance Schedule I; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; and four counts of felony sell or deliver within 100 feet of a school property.

Salisbury police officials said Morrow had 30.3 grams of Ecstasy or Molly, 6 grams of gray death heroin that was laced with fentanyl, 13 grams of white heroin, $2,000 in cash, a 9 mm handgun, ammunition, digital scales and cellphones.

The investigation had been ongoing among the various law enforcement agencies. Investigators say Morrow was selling heroin cut with fentanyl and multiple other synthetic opiates.

According to arrest warrants, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office seized on various dates 8 grams of marijuana, 1.5 grams crystal meth, 3.5 grams of marijuana, 10 clonazepam pills, and 2 grams of heroin.

The home is not far from Salisbury High School.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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