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Child Found at Site of Fayetteville Drug Raid

Posted June 22, 2007 9:11 a.m. EDT
Updated June 22, 2007 12:40 p.m. EDT

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— Five men were arrested Thursday and a sixth man is being sought after a Fayetteville drug raid.

Deputies said they raided the home located at 214 Triangle Place after months of surveillance. Undercover agents said they were sold crack cocaine and observed other drug activity at the house.

Authorities said a 2-year-old child was found inside the home at the time of the drug raid. Investigators are working with county social workers to look into possible child abuse and endangerment charges.

Investigators said they seized a half-ounce of cocaine, four long guns, four handguns and assorted drug paraphrenalia. Deputies also said surveillance cameras and Pitt Bulldogs were found chained outside of the house.

The five men -- Steven Locklear, 20, of Eleanor Street in Fayetteville;  Steven Lee Goins, 16, of Ottis Lane in Parkton; Christopher Laverne Jones, 34, of Camden Road in Fayetteville; Edward Craig Allen, 36, who lists his address as homeless; and Michael Jerome Locklear, 29, of Morgan Brown Road in Stedman all face drug charges. They are scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Deputies are searching for Zander Hammonds Jr., 23, of Triangle Place. Authorities said he is wanted on drug charges.

If you have any information on Hammonds' whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.