Chatham County man faces laundry list of charges after months-long drug investigation

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PITTSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A Chatham County man is facing a litany of drug charges after a months-long investigation netted cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription pills, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Among those charges is selling or delivering cocaine with 1,000 feet of a day care facility.

Justin Michael Alford, 24, of Siler City, was arrested April 11. He had his bond doubled from $200,000 to $400,000 after he was found in possession of more narcotics “that passed through his bodily system” the following day. Investigators believe he swallowed the drugs prior to his arrest, the release said.

Investigators seized 9.2 grams of heroin, 59.1 grams of cocaine, 44 oxycodone and percocet pills, 1.7 grams of marijuana, and 1.8 grams of methamphetamine, the release said.

The investigation into suspected trafficking and distribution of narcotics began in September 2018, the release said.

Alford is charged with:

  • 2 counts of felony trafficking opiates by possession
  • 2 counts of felony trafficking opiates by transport
  • 3 counts of felony trafficking heroin by possession
  • 3 counts of felony trafficking heroin by transport
  • Trafficking cocaine by possession
  • Trafficking cocaine by transport
  • Trafficking cocaine by sell
  • Trafficking cocaine by delivery
  • 2 counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance
  • 2 counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin
  • Possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine
  • 2 counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine
  • Possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana
  • Sell/deliver cocaine
  • 2 counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance
  • 2 counts of possession of heroin
  • 2 counts of possession of cocaine
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of marijuana
  • 5 counts of possession of a controlled substance in a jail facility
  • Sell/deliver cocaine within 1,000 feet of a day care facility
  • Maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Alford is due to appear in court in Pittsboro on May 13.

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