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Drugs, guns, cash found in search of Spring Hope home

Posted August 13, 2010

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— A Spring Hope man was jailed in Nash County Thursday after a search of his home yielded a cache of drugs and weapons.

Tony James Duke, 44, of 11582 Old U.S. Highway 64, consented to a search of his home, according to the sheriff's office. Once inside, deputies found 733 grams of marijuana, seven firearms, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and $4,100 in cash.

Duke was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, maintaining a dwelling for drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held on $5,000 secured bond.

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  • crypt5302 Aug 13, 2010

    WOW, This made the news?? LMAO He got caught with some weed.. Who exactly is that hurting? Should be legal anyways.. If it was legal Imagine the lives that would save mainly due to the mexican drug cartels. Weed does a lot less damage than drinking or a simple cigarette. Pathetic our tax money is goin to go to prosecute this case..

  • kevingreene70 Aug 13, 2010

    well obviously a hardened criminal!! i mean 733 grams of marijuana
    you know the hard stuff .man if someone were to sit down with a pipe or papers and smoke all 733 grams at once, they would first all get really thirsty, then eat everything in the fridge and possibly either sleep or watch tv and maybe laugh at a show or even worse!!! get horny and make love to their wife or girl friend ..you know evil things like this, we as a nation can no longer tolerate.......what a waste of tax payer dollars. way to go officers another victim-less crime that we get to pay to prosecute.... and guns whoa .last i checked if this man isn't a felon doesn't the constitution grant him the right to keep and bear arms .and $4100 in your pocket in this economy is indeed a miracle, but a crime ????

  • tahorne2 Aug 13, 2010

    Everyone of you does not know this guy if you only knew what his life was like when he was little. He lost his dad in a deadly car crash at the age of 7 years old. I know for a fact Tony has never done any thing like this in his life and his brother is heavy into drugs. I know Tony would have taken his brother in because he is homeless. I truly believe in my heart that all of this drug thing belongs to his brother. Tony is a hard working guy and he would give you the shirt off of his back. If he got (and I said if) mixed up in this kind of activity it is a shame because I know what kind of a person he really is. His Daddy would have a fit. God be with you Tony I will be praying for you!

  • mulecitybabe Aug 13, 2010

    Another waste of money to rid the streets of a product that should be legal and taxed thanks to our never-ending war on drugs. Not to mention the money to prosecute and house the new "prisoner" should he be convicted. Sad.

  • thinklogic Aug 13, 2010

    BENCH- "Why has nobody else asked the obvious question: WHY did the police show up at his door asking to search his house???? Did they have probable cause to suspect anything or was this just a random "excuse me, can we search your house"? Isn't there something in the US Constitution guaranteeing us the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure?"

    Well bench, first of all no officer or anyone needs "probable cause" to walk up and ask to search your house. And yes the law prevents against "unreasonable searches and seizures" but it does not fall under this when this guy CONSENTED to letting them search his house.

    Sounds like good Police work...good job Nash County Sheriffs Department!

  • Gork Aug 13, 2010

    Way to go first responders - that's why we pay the big tax bucks, so you can wear GI-Joe outfits and do things like this...

  • bench Aug 13, 2010

    Why has nobody else asked the obvious question: WHY did the police show up at his door asking to search his house???? Did they have probable cause to suspect anything or was this just a random "excuse me, can we search your house"? Isn't there something in the US Constitution guaranteeing us the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure?

  • larky74406 Aug 13, 2010

    Another dangerous criminal off the streets.

  • Humungous Aug 13, 2010

    Hey everyone, this is Nash County. $5,000.00 for bail is more than the whole county is worth.

  • NCStatePack Aug 13, 2010

    "Why is there ALWAYS someone that has to bring up the race issue. If you think about it, EVERY CONVERSATION can be deemed racial! GET OVER IT! The article and even most of the posts do not even bring up racial issues. Go somewhere else have have your racial debate! Doesn't belong here!"

    Are you always that uncomfortable when race is brought up for any reason?

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