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Sheriff’s Office: 2 Men Arrested On Drug Charges

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Two men were arrested Tuesday, May 17 on drug charges following a search of house in the 400 block of Center Road in Elizabethtown, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.


Keith Lesane of Elizabethtown was charged with possess with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, possess with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintain dwelling for keep/sell controlled substance, and maintain vehicle for keep/sell controlled substance. He received a $125,000 secured bond.


Also arrested was Demond Ballard, who was charged with possession of cocaine. He received a $1000 secured bond.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the Vice/Narcotics Unit executed the warrant at the house following citizen complaints into allegations of narcotic distribution. During the search, officers found over 500 grams of cocaine and over 500 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $27,000.