ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — A Rocky Mount man is in police custody after a search of his home turned up heroin, drug paraphernalia and a handgun reported stolen from a car two years ago, authorities say.

Rocky Mount Police Department officials said Thursday that Kenneth Earl Stancil, 42, faces four drug and firearm charges.

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He was being held at the Edgecombe County Detention Facility on a $40,000 secured bond.

Police say they executed a search warrant Wednesday at his home related to an ongoing narcotics investigation and seized the drugs, paraphernalia and the gun that was reported stolen in 2020 following a car break-in.

Stancil is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute a Schedule 1 controlled substance; possession of a stolen firearm; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for drugs; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.