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On Thursday around 11 a.m., the Rowan County
Sheriff's Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Bureau of
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and Department of Homeland Security
executed a state search warrant at 1131 Meadowcreek Drive in China Grove.
The search warrant was
considered a high risk entry, according to the sheriff, so the nearby Millbridge Elementary School was
placed on a Code Yellow Lockdown.
search was the culmination of a two week investigation into large scale opioid
drug trafficking, and the sale of firearms originating from the residence.
Barry Ray Howard, 58, was charged.
During the course of
the investigation, investigators were able to purchase large amounts of
oxymorphone and other drugs from Howard, as well as a .38 handgun, with an
obliterated serial number.
An SBI Special
Response Team and Bomb Disposal team made entry into the residence, where
Howard was apprehended.
Five handguns, one
rifle, two shotguns, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were
recovered from within the residence.
Despite concerns that explosives were present, none were found, according to the sheriff.
Investigators also located hundreds of dosage
units of prescription pain medications, clearly being diverted from seemingly
legitimate purchases to black market distribution.
Many of these bottles of medication were in
the names of individuals, known as "smurfers," that were obtaining the drugs
from area doctors.
Approximately $900 in cash was
found inside the residence. An
additional $5,000 was found in a safe deposit box, after the execution of a
second search warrant at a bank in Landis, North Carolina.
Barry Howard was
federally charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm related to the sale of the
.38 caliber handgun on May
Howard was transported by
investigators with the Sheriff's Office and ATF Agents to Greensboro for an initial appearance.
Howard has an extensive criminal history in Rowan and Cabarrus counties
for drug trafficking, and being a habitual offender, among others.