Police: Kannapolis drug bust nets wanted man hiding in dryer

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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:24 pm | Updated: 11:04 am, Thu Jan 17, 2013.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Police on Tuesday arrested three men on drug charges and found a wanted man hiding in the clothes dryer of a house near a Kannapolis school during a VICE Narcotics Unit investigation, a police spokesman said.

Kevin Brian Baucom, Johnny Wayne Gulledge, Justin Allen Gulledge and Gary Gene Gulledge were arrested at 909 Lakeview St., Kannapolis, after an investigation by Kannapolis Police Department’s VICE Narcotics Unit lead authorities to the house, Kannapolis police Capt. Ken Jackson said. The arrests happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The house is about 850 feet from Faith Christian Academy, at 904 Chipola Street, Jackson said.

Police got consent to search the property and found a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia, he said.

They found Gary Gene Gulledge hiding in the clothes dryer of the home, according to police reports. Gulledge had outstanding warrants for breaking or entering into motor vehicles and larceny.

Kevin Brian Baucom, 48, and Johnny Wayne Gulledge, 48, were each charged with manufacturing, selling, delivering or possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin; selling heroin; delivering heroin; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Johnny Gulledge was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond, and Baucom was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond. Their next court appearances are scheduled for Feb. 6.

Justin Allen Gulledge, 27, was charged with maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; possession of heroin; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $7,500 secured bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 6.

Gary Gene Gulledge, 21, was charged with three counts of breaking or entering into a motor vehicle and three counts of larceny.

He was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 5.

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