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Durham Raids Net 6 Arrests, More Than $25,000 Worth Of Drugs

Posted August 29, 2003

— Investigators from the Durham Police Department's Special Operations Division arrested six people and confiscated more than $25,000 worth of drugs in three raids Thursday evening.

Investigators conducted a raid at 410 Quartz Drive and confiscated 51 grams of heroin and $1,000 in cash.

Merrick Ward was charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin, two counts of possession of heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, maintaining a vehicle for the sale of drugs and maintaining a residence for the sale of drugs.

In a second raid at 2220 Glover Road, Lot 44, police arrested James Todd Lassiter on 36 felony charges that included trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.

Danny Ray White also was arrested in the second raid. He was charged with possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Investigators conducted the third raid at 2220 Glover Road, Lot 11, and confiscated three ounces of cocaine, a .38-caliber revolver and $3,000 in cash. Jerry Wayne Colclough and Donna Colclough were both arrested on 16 charges, including trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.

Bobby Bunn of Clayton also was arrested in the third raid and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of cocaine.

The two raids on Glover Road were the culmination of an undercover operation.

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