A Rowan County man who was on supervised release from a 2012 drug conviction was arrested again Wednesday on drug charges, authorities say.
Labyran Dion Hawkins, 27, of Salisbury, was taken into custody at a business parking lot at N.C. 150 and Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury.
Investigators say they received information that Hawkins was in possession of crack cocaine and was involved in drug distribution. Agents spotted Hawkins in a vehicle in the parking lot.
During a search, detectives say they found 3 grams of crack cocaine on the driver’s side floorboard. They also reported finding more than $2,000 on Hawkins.
He was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine; maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for drug activity; possession of drug paraphernalia; driving with a license revoked; and habitual felon status.
Sheriff’s deputies say Hawkins has nine felony drug convictions over the past six years.
Investigators say the arrest was part of an ongoing campaign aimed at repeat offenders involved in additional criminal activity.
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