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Durham deputies respond to alarm, find house full of drugs

Posted December 6, 2012 11:48 a.m. EST

— A Durham man was arrested after police responded to a security alarm at his home and discovered a variety of illegal drugs inside, authorities said Wednesday.

Durham County sheriff’s deputies said they went to the home in the 4800 block of Glenn Road about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the front door open and the alarm sounding. Deputies said they announced their presence several times before entering the home to make sure a burglary or other criminal activity was not taking place.

The deputies search each room of the home and discovered drug paraphernalia and an odor of marijuana. No one was in the home, but deputies reached the homeowner by phone.

Believing there were drugs in the home, the deputies obtained a search warrant. A search turned up 93 grams of marijuana; 2 grams of hashish; 23 tablets of controlled substances Adderall, Vyvance and hydromorphone; 18 tablets of Ecstasy; three baggies of methamphetamine; 6 ounces of GHB; and scales and packaging. They also found $700 in cash.

David Merrill Hudnutt, 40, was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver Ecstasy, four counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule 2 controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine.

Bond information was unavailable.