Narcotics investigation turns into high-speed chase
by Staff Writer
by Jackson Sveen
The Cornelius Police Department, with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and the Huntersville Police Department, served a narcotics search warrant on several locations in Cornelius following a lengthy and continuing investigation.
The search sparked a high-speed chase down I-77, but officers called the chase off when they became concerned about safety.
Another vehicle was stopped and searched.
Police seized an as yet undermined weight of marijuana, cash in excess of $25,000, five luxury vehicles, various electronic devices and several firearms.
So far, two arrests have been made:
Tyrone B. Durham, 43, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver, felony maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of sell and delivery of a controlled substance and felony conspiracy. Durham’s arrest report indicates a New York address.
Sean M. Younger, 43, who lived at the residence on Harken Drive in Cornelius, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver, maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of sell and delivery of a controlled substance, felony conspiracy, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Betsy Shores, an administrative assistant with the Cornelius Police Department, said the two were scheduled for a hearing in court at 1 p.m. Jan. 10.
The incident is still under investigation.