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Emergency Dispatcher Charged with Drug Dealing

Posted May 21, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— An emergency dispatcher in Durham has found himself in a bit of a crisis. Police arrested Antonio Autry Tuesday and charged him with dealing cocaine.

In some cases police say he carried the drugs in from other states. Autry is being held without bond in Greensboro. His first court appearance is Thursday.

Autry has been a 9-1-1 dispatcher for 11 years. If convicted, he could spend life in prison.