Last updated: February 26. 2014 10:06AM - 4686 Views
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Brian R. Johnson
Brian R. Johnson
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RED SPRINGS — Red Springs police have arrested a drug dealer one detective says has been “a target for some time.”


Brian R. Johnson, 26, was charged late Monday night with four counts of felony maintaining a drug dwelling, three counts of felony selling and delivering drugs and one felony count of possession of cocaine.


“This is third time that we have had to deal with him with these kind of offenses. We hope that we will be able to put him a way this time around,” said Demarcus Parker, a detective with the Red Springs Police Department.


The arrest came after a three-hour raid of Johnson’s home at 403 E. Eighth Ave. that involved about seven Red Springs police officers and detectives.


Police also raided Johnson’s home last year. According to the state Department of Corrections, Johnson was previously convicted on felony drug crimes, larceny and possession of counterfeiting tools.


Parker said the raid was prompted by complaints from neighbors.


“There were cars going to the home at all hours of the day and the night and residents got tired of that,” Parker said. “We also had parents say that some of the drugs deals were conducted in front of kids in the neighborhood and that drugs were even sold to kids.”


Investigators seized 2 grams of crack cocaine, less than a gram of marijuana and prescription pills from the home, according to a police report.


Johnson was placed in the Robeson County jail under a $80,000 secured bond.

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