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Fayetteville raid yields five arrests

Posted April 12, 2010

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— Fayetteville police arrested five people Friday after a search of a home netted drugs and weapons.

Members of the Fayetteville Police Department Emergency Response Team and the Cross Creek Special Projects Unit arrived at 300 Longbranch Court just before 7 p.m. Friday to find people weighing and packaging drugs in the front yard.

Authorities seized 23 grams of marijuana, 5.5 grams of cocaine, six pistols, 13 rifles, body armor and a gas mask.

They arrested Devin Byers, 20, and Rochelle Byers, 71, both of 300 Longbranch Court; Jamal Johnson, 24, of 6317 Greg Cliff Drive; Daniel Smith, 22, of 2920 Dwelle Drive; and Lafayette Avery, 20, of 5413 Cactus Court.

In all, the men face 22 charges – 17 of them felonies – related to possession, manufacture and sale of narcotics.


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  • Vietnam Vet Apr 12, 2010

    "weighing and packaging drugs in the front yard."

    You've got to be kidding... Like nobody would notice??? How dumb are these people...ooops sorry...drug dealers, my bad...

  • wildcat Apr 12, 2010

    Some prison time might just help them.

  • manofjustice Apr 12, 2010

    Why were those hanging around a 71 year old man?

  • fredcurley Apr 12, 2010

    Yeah it was a yard sale. Fayetteville Police would not grant a garage sale after 6:00PM so they had a Yard sale all types of lawn I mean grass.. :*)

  • Glass Half Full Apr 12, 2010

    This is your brain on drugs...

  • meh2 Apr 12, 2010

    In the front yard?

  • freddie cadetti 72 Apr 12, 2010

    Good job, Police. Put 'em away.

  • bngexpress Apr 12, 2010

    here's your sign!did they have flashing neon light too!