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Sheriff: Warrenton man had $5K of cocaine during Louisburg traffic stop

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it seized more than 2 ounces of crack and powder cocaine and cash.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it seized more than 2 ounces of crack and powder cocaine and cash.
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LOUISBURG — Franklin County authorities said they arrested a Warren County man on three felony charges after they found $5,800-worth of cocaine in his vehicle.

Tyrone Neal, 48, of Neal Lane, Warrenton was charged May 6 with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count of maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling controlled substances, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group.

Neal’s vehicle was stopped in the White Level area of Franklin County. The Special Operations Group was conducting enforcement patrol after receiving complaints and information regarding drug activity occurring throughout that area of the county, a press release said.

The sheriff’s office said it stopped Neal’s vehicle and seized approximately 2 ounces of powder and crack cocaine along with money. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $5,800.

“Our Special Operations Group continues to be responsive to information provided by the citizens of our country,” said Sheriff Kent Winstead in a statement. “This type of information allows our enforcement to be strategic and raises the chances we can be successful in removing these dangerous drugs from our neighborhoods.”

Neal was placed in the Franklin County jail under a $65,000 secured bond.