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Suspicious vehicle report produces drug charges for two men

Charged

Winslow Cherry

Jeffrey Parson

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury police charged two men Sunday with drug offenses after neighbors reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked outside a Holmes Street residence.

Winslow Cherry, 28, of the 1100 block of Bringle Ferry Road, was charged with misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer; felony maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for dealing in a controlled substance; two counts of felony trafficking in drugs; and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

Rennel Jeffrey 27, of the 900 block of Holmes Street, was charged with felony maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for dealing in a controlled substance; felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule VI; and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

A neighbor called police about 3 a.m. Sunday to report seeing the vehicle parked at Woodson and Holmes streets. The neighbor said the drivers were possibly selling drugs. When police arrived, both men were inside a sport utility vehicle.

According to police, the passenger, Winslow Cherry, was found with marijuana residue in his lap.

Both said they did not have identification on them but gave their birthdays. The two were asked to step out of the vehicle so they could be searched and the vehicle could be searched.

A 9mm gun was found behind the driver’s seat along with a silver sealed drink container that had 14.5 grams of marijuana inside. The marijuana was individually packaged in plastic bags.

An officer also searched a Ford Taurus belong to Cherry that was parked behind the SUV. The officer found 281 grams of Ecstasy wrapped in plastic in the passenger’s seat. When officers tried to arrest Cherry, he ran and jumped several fences, but he was caught a short time later.

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