Last updated: August 14. 2014 9:04AM - 608 Views
By Kitsey E. Burns

Jeffery Burns
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HAMPTONVILLE — On Aug. 6, officers with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription narcotics.

A traffic stop was conducted on Maranatha Church Road in Hamptonville. During the stop, officers conducted an interview and subsequently searched a suspect’s vehicle. The searched turned up a large quantity of prescription pain pills.

The driver, Jeffery Burns, 48, of Durham, was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a drug dwelling (vehicle), felony trafficking in opiates by transport and by felony possession.

Burns was released from the Yadkin County Detention Center after posting a $10,000 secure bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 13.

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