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A Salisbury man went from riding his 4-wheeler to riding to jail on drug charges, according to a release from the Salisbury Police Department.
On Wednesday, April 3, around 1 p.m., Salisbury Police Captain Melanie Thompson was traveling on Bringle Ferry Road near Green Street when she saw a man, later identified as Larsen Keithley Pant, 30, driving a red 4-wheeler on Green Street near the dead end.
Capt. Thompson then saw Pant pull in behind a home on Bringle Ferry Rd. She approached him, and he ran into the home, the report states.
When back up officers arrived, Pant opened the door, which revealed a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside. The Salisbury Police Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant and a search of the home was conducted.
During the search, investigators seized 642 grams of marijuana, 75 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of heroin, over $5,000 in cash, a rifle, a handgun, and a smoking pipe.
Pant was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was taken to the Rowan County Detention Center and placed under a $100,000 bond.