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Sheriff charges Bunn man with cocaine sales

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LOUISBURG — Deputies investigating the sale of drugs arrested a Bunn man last week after raiding the suspect's home and finding narcotics, according to a press release.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Jerome Usher Jr., 33, is facing charges related to the sale of cocaine.

Deputies searched Usher's home, in the 1000 block of Alford Mill Road, under warrant, the release said. The sheriff's office said it seized drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash during the search.

Deputies had been investigating the sale of drugs in the area following complaints from the public.

"Addressing the illegal use and sale of drugs in our communities continues to be a priority for our staff," Sheriff Kent Winstead said in a statement. "This emphasis will continue to be a primary focus as we continue to work towards making all of our neighborhoods safer."

Usher was charged July 11 with possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, selling and delivering crack cocaine and maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance.

He was given a $20,000 secured bond.