Person deputies bust Semora man, seize 8.4 pounds of marijuana


Person County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Semora man Thursday afternoon, bringing to a close a four-month investigation.

Corey L. Bailey, 29, of 4676 Cunningham Road, Semora, is in the Person County jail under $100,000 bond after he was charged with possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for the purpose of storing illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

When deputies executed a search warrant of his residence, they seized 8.4 pounds of marijuana found in a duffle bag in the trunk of a car on the property.

Deputies first began investigating Bailey last October after receiving reports about his illegal activities. Investigators identified several people Bailey was allegedly selling drugs to. Investigators determined that Bailey had traveled to Greensboro and Stem to make purchases of large quantities of drugs and bringing them back to Person County.

They used an informant to make controlled purchases from Bailey prior to seeking the search warrant.

Guns stolen in

A Person County Sheriff’s deputy responded to reports of a break-in Wednesday night at 148 Solomon Court, Timberlake.

According to the report, someone broke into the back door of the home and stole two firearms and a jug of pennies. This case remains under investigation.

Person fires
handgun in the air

Sunday afternoon Roxboro police responded to reports of a disturbance in the 300 block of Owens Street. During an argument, a person brandished a handgun and fired one round into the air. Officers were not able to locate the person who fired the handgun. This case remains under investigation.

Cash stolen from car

Thursday morning Person County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a motor vehicle break in at 488 Broad Road.

According to the report, someone broke into two vehicles and stole $20.

That morning the victim noticed the interior compartments in the vehicles were opened and items were lying on the seat.

This case remains under investigation.

Traffic stop leads
to marijuana find

Wednesday morning Roxboro police stopped a vehicle on North Foushee Street.

According to the Roxboro Police Department, the vehicle driven by Khalil Gerald, 19, 112 Windridge Court was stopped for several traffic violations.

Officers searched the car and located a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Gerald was issued a citation for the offenses and released.




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