Yunior Albarrani Torres, 28, of 417 Sandy Acres Lane, Turkey, was arrested at the scene, taken to the magistrate’s office and charged with trafficking by possession; possession with the intent to manufacture/sell/or distribute cocaine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was placed under a $250,000 bond and given a trial date of March 19.
According to reports, law enforcement officials received information from concerned citizens about drug activity at the Sandy Acres Lane residence.
Investigators approached the residence to do a “knock and talk” when Torres consented to a search of the home.
Once inside, investigators uncovered four weapons — a high powered AK-74 rifle and three pistols; an undisclosed amount of cash; and two ounces of cocaine.
Getting all of it off the street makes the Torres arrest even better, said Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton.
“We have good reason to believe that this individual is involved with drugs,” said Thornton. “With the type of weapons that were found, it is certainly an indication of drug activity. To get the tips from the citizens, and to uncover what was found there, is important. This arrest may have prevented some future violent acts.”
According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Torres has no previous convictions.
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