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Deputies seize crack cocaine in raid

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Members of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office execute a search warrant Thursday morning at 209 Lucas St. in Lucama.
Members of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office execute a search warrant Thursday morning at 209 Lucas St. in Lucama.
Drew C. Wilson | Times
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LUCAMA — A man faces multiple drug charges after deputies seized crack cocaine from a Lucama home.

On Thursday, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Special Response Team executed a search warrant at 209 Lucas St. for illegal narcotic violations, officials said.

Resident complaints prompted the ongoing investigation, explained Wanda Samuel, sheriff’s office chief of staff.

“We have been watching this residence for several weeks,” said Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard. “The suspect involved is a validated gang member whom we have arrested before on a search warrant and seized a good amount of crack cocaine and located a stolen gun inside of his residence at the time.”

Woodard said two small children were living inside the home. Officials subsequently contacted the Wilson County Department of Social Services.

“We located crack cocaine within reach of these kids,” Woodard said. “Our goal is to supply our youth with information on building goals and how to achieve those goals and to help them understand that selling drugs is not a way of life.”

Deputies found cocaine-base crack as well as digital scales in the home’s common area while executing the search warrant, Samuel said.

Danny Demorris Thompson, 32, was arrested without incident at the scene. Thompson is charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, three counts of maintaining a dwelling for the sale and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, two counts of maintaining a vehicle for the sale and delivery of Schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was given an $18,000 secured bond.

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