Four men charged with serious drug crimes appeared in federal court Monday, indicted for cocaine and crack cocaine offenses dating back to summer 2017 in Mecklenburg County.
Mark Jefferson Belton, Rodney Funderburk, Rodriguez Neal and Rashad Taylor were all indicted Wednesday, court documents said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were involved in a joint operation Monday, according to multiple local news reports, and WSOC reported that the four arrests were connected to the operation.
Belton, Funderburk and Neal are charged with distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Funderburk and Neal were also each charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, and Belton was charged with possessing a gun in connection with drug trafficking.
Rashad Taylor was charged with distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute a substance containing cocaine.
The four men will appear in court again Thursday for detention hearings.