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Salisbury man charged following undercover drug buy

Charged

Eddie James Richardson Jr.

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Nearly two months after an investigation in which Rowan County authorities say he sold crack cocaine to undercover officers, a Salisbury man was arrested this week.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Eddie James Richardson Jr., 47, of the 600 block of Admiral Drive, with eight counts of felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture a Schedule II substance and one count of felony maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for trafficking in a controlled substance.

Richardson also was charged by the Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority with one count of felony maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for trafficking in a controlled substance; felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance; and felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance.

Authorities say that several times in March and May, Richardson sold crack cocaine to law officers. Warrants for his arrest were served July 22.

Richardson was released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

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