Former Durham Deputy Indicted on Federal Drug Charges
Posted February 16, 2007 5:11 p.m. EST
Michael Owens, who owned La Zona Club in Durham, was charged with trafficking cocaine. Several other people were charged as co-conspirators.
After La Zona was raided by federal agents in October, investigators said they believed the club served as a hub for drug dealing. Search warrants detailed cocaine and marijuana buys in back rooms and bathrooms.
Owens had been a deputy for three years before being fired from his position shortly after the raid.