WAXHAW, N.C. -- A month-long drug trafficking investigation netted three narcotics arrests in Union County.

Union County Deputies arrested 42-year-old Lewis Patrick Alexander, 49-year-old Frederick Demond Neal and 34-year-old Roderick Lavades Brown following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of South Providence Road in Waxhaw.

During the search, deputies seized more than $3000 in cash, a stolen .357 revolver and more than 700 doses of MDMA, or ecstasy. Officials say cocaine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia was also taken in the raid.

Alexander and Neal were residents at the home, deputies say, and Brown was found to be a fugitive from justice, wanted on federal indictments for drug conspiracy.

Alexander faces six counts of trafficking MDA/MDMA, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony maintain dwelling to store/sell controlled substances, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He's held on a $450,000 bond.

Neal is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond is set at $10,000.

Brown was arrested on the charge of fugitive from justice. No bond will be set, and Brown is now in custody of federal authorities.

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