ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – On Thursday, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), with assistance from the Department of Salisbury Police and the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI), arrested Cherron Hugh Edward Curry Jr., 25, after a month-long investigation that began in early March.
During this investigation, numerous undercover purchases of suspected narcotics were made from Curry. These purchases included (67) sixty-seven grams of suspected crystal meth and (14) fourteen grams of suspected heroin, with a street level value of approximately $8,000.
According to a press release, the culmination of the investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at Curry’s home, located at 926 Celebration Drive, Salisbury. During the search warrant, investigators seized (76) seventy-six grams of suspected crystal meth, (92) ninety-two grams of suspected fentanyl, suspected marijuana, approximately $9,300 in cash and ( 2) two guns.
The alleged narcotics seized during the search warrant have a street level value of approximately $16,800.
Curry is also a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. One of these firearms found during the search, along with some of the suspected narcotics, were within reach of a two-year-old child who was inside the residence at the time the warrant was executed. of search.
Investigators also located a large quantity of suspected narcotics in a restroom that CURRY attempted to destroy as officers entered the residence. These narcotics have been recovered and will be sent to the state laboratory for confirmatory testing. Depending on the results of these tests, additional charges may apply.
Charges arising from this investigation include: Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Transportation, Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Possession, Trafficking in Heroin/Opioids by Transportation, Trafficking in Heroin/Opioids by Possession, Crime of Maintaining Housing for illegal drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a criminal.
Curry was arraigned before a Rowan County magistrate where he was given a total bond of $475,000.
Curry has an extensive criminal history which includes felony convictions for: attempted heroin trafficking, conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, felony possession of cocaine, felony flight to escape.
Investigators say Curry has been validated as a gang member by the Department of Corrections and is also listed as a Project Safe Offender.
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