Police blotter: Salisbury man charged with drugs, weapon charge

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 12, 2019

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man has been charged after probation and parole officers searched a home on Old Plank Road and found a handgun and marijuana.

The Salisbury Police Department charged George Albert Torrence, 30, of the 1000 block of Old Plank Road, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule VI; felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI; felony maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for dealing in a controlled substance; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

Officials said the probation and parole officers went to the home and discovered drugs there. They contacted Salisbury police. In addition to marijuana, officers said he had a 22-caliber Derringer handgun.

Torrence remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports:

• A woman reported Thursday that someone used her debit card fraudulently at Walmart.

• A woman reported Thursday that 70 oxycodone pills were missing from her medicine drawer in the 800 block of Fairmont Avenue.

• A woman reported Thursday that someone broke into a vacant home in the 1100 block of Crestview Avenue.

• Qua-Meak Ray-Shaud Lewis, 22, was charged Thursday with felony conspiracy while in the 100 block of East Liberty Street.

• Sabrina Lynn Hartley, 30, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor larceny at Walmart.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• M&T Pawn Shop reported Wednesday that someone pawned property stolen in a breaking and entering at the pawnshop in Lexington.

• A man reported Wednesday that he sold a watch on eBay and shipped it to the buyer, who sent it back with damage.

• A woman reported an assault Wednesday in the 100 block of Poe Drive.

• Dontay Demetric Sturdivant, 31, was charged Wednesday with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled Substance I and felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule I at the Rowan County Courthouse.

•  Bryan Michael Martin, 35, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 200 block of Carolyn Road.

• Desmon Jermaine Torrence, 27, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor communicating threats at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office

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