• Burke Co. felon arrested on drug, gun charges


    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - A convicted felon is in jail after police say they found drugs and a gun inside his house.

    Burke County deputies first went to Earl Kusnerak's home in May while they were looking for a shooting suspect.

    They told The Hickory Daily Record they got a warrant and found seven marijuana plants, methamphetamine and a rifle. They did not find the shooting suspect.

    They arrested Kusnerak on Tuesday. He'll be in court later this month.

    Kusnerack has two prior convictions for trafficking cocaine.

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