Salisbury man indicted on heroin trafficking charges

Published 10:33 pm Sunday, May 23, 2021

SALISBURY – A man charged with trafficking heroin in January has been indicted on two more charges.

Damon Blackwell, 22, of Salisbury was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of felony trafficking opium or heroin and charged on Sunday. Blackwell was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon on Sunday in connection to a Jan. 27 incident.

Blackwell was allegedly found in possession of a handgun after previously being convicted of felony possession of methamphetamine in 2020.

He’s currently being held in the Rowan County Detention Center with a total bond of $326,500

The Post previously reported Blackwell was charged with trafficking and possession charges on Jan. 27, when he was first booked into the Rowan County Detention Center.

 

About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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