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Man arrested on weapons and narcotics violations

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Staff report

SALISBURY — Dadrian Tyquan Cowan was arrested on narcotics and weapons charges by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of the Special Investigations Unit began its probe after receiving information that Cowan might be involved in drug sales and be in possession of a firearm by a felon.

On April 15, investigators went to Cowan’s residence, 2308 Airport Road, Apartment A, in Salisbury.

They searched the apartment and seized two firearms — a Rock Island 1911 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was reported stolen in Kannapolis in 2014, and a Smith and Wesson 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. They also seized numerous rounds of ammunition, 103 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Cowan’s felony convictions include three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute marijuana in 2012 and one count of attempted sale of marijuana in 2014.

Cowan was charged May 2 with possession of a firearm by a felon; felony possession with intent to sell or distribute Schedule VI controlled substances; felony maintaining a dwelling for drug sales; and three counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cowan received a secured bond of $55,000.

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