Marijuana, Xanax, guns, cash seized in Lee County drug bust

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Shane Carter Taylor. (Courtesy of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) – Lee County deputies seized nearly a kilogram of marijuana and 500 Xanax doses, as well as firearms and cash, during a drug bust Thursday, the sheriff’s office said.

Agents executed a search warrant at a residence along the 1800 block of Saunders Road in Sanford just before 10:15 p.m. Thursday. During the search, they located:

  • 965 grams of marijuana
  • 54 doses of Suboxone
  • 488 doses of Xanax
  • Two assault rifles
  • A shotgun
  • Four pistols
  • $6,400 in cash
(Courtesy of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

Shane Carter Taylor, 28, was charged with:

  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana
  • Possession with the intent to sell and deliver a schedule III controlled substance
  • Possession with the intent to sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance
  • Maintaining a dwelling place for the storage and sales of an illegal controlled substance
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

Taylor was given no bond, the sheriff’s office said.

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