MONROE -- Union County authorities say they have disrupted a drug trafficking operation with the arrests of three men late last week.
Deputies from the Union County Sheriffs Office say they made a number of undercover purchases of cocaine and ecstasy from a residence in the 2400 block of South Providence Road in Waxhaw. Armed with a search warrant, deputies went to the house Friday evening.
Authorities say they seized more than $3,000 in cash, a stolen revolver, and more than 700 doses of ecstasy. Cocaine, marijuana and drug manufacturing paraphernalia also were found, deputies say.
Lewis Patrick Alexander, 42, was charged with six counts of trafficking ecstasy; two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine; maintaining a dwelling to store or sell controlled substances; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is jailed under $450,000 bond.
Frederick Demond Neal, 49, was charged with possession of cocaine; possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held under $10,000 bond.
Roderick Lavades Brown, 34, was charged with being a fugitive from justice.
Alexander and Neal have Dec. 4 court dates. Brown was transferred to federal authorities, according to the sheriffs office.
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