Two charged with distributing heroin and meth

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SALISBURY Two Rowan County residents were charged Tuesday with trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Joseph Donald Poole, 151 Keck St., and seized about 11.9 grams of heroin, 10.6 grams of methamphetamine, 3 grams of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia.

Poole was charged with trafficking in heroin by possession, possessession with intent to sell methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling controlled substances, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to sell heroin.

In a related matter, Ryan Anthony Wright was charged with possession with intent to sell heroin, possession of heroin, and maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling controlled substances.

The charges against Wright and the conspiracy charge against Poole are related to a January sale of heroin.

Poole’s bond was set at $150,000, while Wright’s bond was $10,000.

Poole has felony convictions for drug possession and was on supervised probation.

Wright has numerous misdemeanor convictions for an assortment of offenses.