Deputies seize 20,000 prescription pills, stolen guns from Durham home; 22-year-old sought
Posted March 13, 2014
Durham, N.C. — The Durham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to locate a 22-year-old man wanted for the possession of more than 20,000 prescription pills and at least three stolen firearms.
Investigators went to a home in the 2700 block of Hinson Drive Thursday searching for Denzel Kewon Poole, who is also a suspect in several Senoia, Ga., pharmacy burglaries.
Poole was not in the home, but Durham County deputies found and seized several firearms, more than 13,000 hydrocodone pills, $10,000 in cash and $4,000 of counterfeit money. Deputies also found more than 400 morphine pills, hundreds of clonazepam and codeine pills and thousands of other non-narcotic prescription pills.
The estimated street value of the narcotics is $200,000, authorities said.
Stolen firearms in the home included an AR-15 rifle reported stolen in Statesville, a Smith & Wesson .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol reported stolen in Orange County and a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver reported stolen in Durham.
Poole has been charged in Durham County with possession of a stolen firearm, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing, selling or delivering a controlled substance, trafficking opium or heroin and multiple charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information about Poole's whereabouts should call the Durham County Sheriff's Office crime tip line at 919-560-7151 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.