HICKORY, N.C. -- A Hickory man faces drug charges after he's accused of hiding heroin inside a bag of hash browns in his freezer.

The Burke County Sheriff's Office charged Kevin Franklin England, 44, with trafficking heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Authorities said they arrested England earlier this week after executing a search warrant at his apartment.

During the search, investigators located a freezer compartment of the refrigerator, a large quantity of heroin in a plastic bag containing hash browns, according to the police report.

Authorities also found a large amount of money and two firearms in England's bedroom, according to the report.

England is being held at the Burke Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. The amount of bond was due to his medical issues, police said.

Additional arrests and charges are pending as the investigation continues.

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