'Habitual felon' busted with crack cocaine, sheriff says

'Habitual felon' busted with crack cocaine, sheriff says

Credit: Rowan County Sheriff's Office

Labryan Dion Hawkins

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

SALISBURY, N.C. -- A tip led deputies to several grams of crack cocaine, a couple thousand dollars in cash and one man's arrest.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit received information that 27-year-old Labryan Dion Hawkins was in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine, and was actively involved in distribution.

Investigators, with the assistance of the Salisbury Police Department, located and apprehended Hawkins in a business parking lot at the intersection of Highway 150 and Jake Alexander Boulevard.

He was inside his parked vehicle, police say.

A search of Hawkins' vehicle turned up three grams of crack cocaine, found on the driver's side floorboard, officials say.

Authorities also seized more than $2,000 in cash found on Hawkins' person.

Hawkins was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintain a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, driving while license revoked and habitual felon.

The Sheriff's Office says Hawkins has nine felony drug convictions from 2007 to 2012.

 

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