CONOVER — A Conover man was taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant at his residence that resulted in the seizure of a trafficking amount of cocaine, firearms and cash, according to a Catawba County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Jerry Gerard Parson, 42, of Conover, was charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, one felony count of trafficking cocaine, one felony count of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He was issued a $100,000 secured bond.

Parson was arrested without incident Tuesday at his residence in the 1600 block of Bush Drive.

A search of Parson’s home resulted in the seizure of more than 28 grams of cocaine, two firearms, and $1,500 in cash, according to the release.

Investigators conducted an investigation of Parson after receiving information from members of the community that he was involved in the sale and delivery of cocaine, according to the release.

“Parson has been on our radar for several months, before acting we needed to corroborate information we have received from members of the community,” CCSO Capt. Jason Reid said via the release. “Due to Parson’s criminal history, we felt the need to utilize the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office S.T.A.R. Team to execute the search warrant of Parson’s residence.

“The home where Parson’s was arrested is located in a neighborhood where young children play every day, and we are satisfied that Parson was taken into custody without incident,” Reid continued. “Our drug investigators continue to be relentless in their pursuit of a drug-free community.”

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