Search Warrant Leads To Two Arrest In Chadbourn

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Tyre Javon Lennon (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office)

Chadbourn, NC –The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Vice-Narcotics Unit arrested two individuals on May 14, 2019, at the conclusion of an investigation.  This investigation was initiated from numerous citizen complaints. 

Jarvis Merrell McKinnon (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office)

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit received information that Tyre Javon Lennon was selling narcotics from his residence on Peaceful Way in Chadbourn.  CCSO Vice-Narcotics Investigators completed an undercover purchase of narcotics from Tyre Javon Lennon.  A search warrant was obtained and executed at Lennon’s residence on May 14th.  During the search of the property, CCSO Vice-Narcotics Investigators located and seized an amount of cocaine, Zanax, drug paraphernalia, cash, three (3) handguns, two (2) long guns, and stolen property from a Cumberland County investigation.  Tyre Javon Lennon, 29, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, one felony count of Maintaining a Dwelling to Use, Sale, or Store a Controlled Substance, one felony count of Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, a misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one misdemeanor count of Possession of Stolen Property.  He was given a $30,500.00 secured bond. Jarvis Merrell McKinnon, 39, was at the above stated property at the time of the search warrant.  McKinnon is a convicted felon and was in the possession of one of the seized handguns.  He was arrested and charged with one felony count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  McKinnon received a $2,500.00 secured bond.

We will continue to monitor this location for illegal narcotics activity.  I promised to focus on drug activity in Columbus County and I intend to continue doing just that.  If you have concerns about activity in your neighborhood, don’t hesitate to reach out to my Vice-Narcotics Unit.    

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