Police find drugs in apartment across from middle school

04/11/2014 9:19 PM

04/11/2014 9:20 PM

A Lenoir man was charged with felony drug counts after authorities found crack cocaine and marijuana in his apartment directly across the street from William Lenoir Middle School.

Joshua Samuel Wright, 24, of 323 Harrington St., Apt. A-2, was charged late Wednesday with one count each of felony trafficking in cocaine by possession, felony trafficking in cocaine by manufacture, felony possession with intent to manufacture and sell and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, felony manufacture cocaine, felony maintaining a dwelling for use, storage or sale of controlled substances and one count of misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The crack cocaine, as determined by state guidelines, was valued at $9,360, police said.

Wright was jailed under a $9,500 secured bond and has a first court appearance on Monday. His arrest followed a four-month investigation, Lenoir Police Chief R. Scott Brown said.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

Charlotte Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service