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Narcotics officers arrest two on felony drug charges

Posted Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Chatham County, NC - The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, the Sheriff’s ICE Team and the Special Incident Response Team executed a search warrant on Thursday evening at 134 Hinton Road, Chapel Hill; the residence of Willie Leon Burnette, 53, after an undercover drug operation was completed at the residence.

After the search, Burnette, along with Brian Blackwell, 32, of 41 Rocky Brook MHP, Carrboro were arrested for Felonious Possession of Cocaine, Felonious Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Burnette was also arrested and charged with Felonious Maintaining A Dwelling Place To Keep, Use Or Store Controlled Substances and Felonious Sell and Delivery of Cocaine.

Deputies seized 4.3 grams of Crack Cocaine and $420.00 in cash and currency during the search.

Burnette was placed under a $60,000.00 secured bond and Blackwell was placed under a $30,000.00 secured bond. Both are scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on October 13.

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