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Suspected drug dealer arrested by U.S. Marshals in Pittsboro

Posted Friday, January 16, 2015

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Pittsboro, NC - Wednesday afternoon at 12:15 PM, Justin Demond Hardy, a 29 year old, black male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). On December 30, 2014, warrants were issued by the Chapel Hill Police Department charging Hardy with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine (six counts) and Felony Possession of Cocaine (six counts).

The warrants were obtained after the Chapel Hill Police Department conducted a narcotics investigation in which Hardy was suspected of selling the illegal drugs. The warrants allege that Hardy sold the cocaine on six separate occasions.

After conducting surveillance in the area, JFTF was able to positively identify Hardy as a passenger in a vehicle. A traffic stop of the vehicle was conducted and Hardy was taken into custody without incident.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

 
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