ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested on multiple charges in Greensboro, NC, on Monday in connection with a 14-month investigation by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Joshua Marquis Byrd is charged with 9 counts of trafficking opium or heroin, 2 counts of possession of a counterfeit controlled substance, and 3 counts of possession of methamphetamine. According to the sheriff’s office, Byrd is a known gang member with “an extensive violent criminal history.”
Details surrounding the investigation and Byrd’s arrest have not been released.
Byrd is being held in the Guilford County Detention Facility on a $500,000 bond and will be referred to Federal Authorities for prosecution.