• Authorities seize drugs, gun from Albemarle home; man charged

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    ALBEMARLE, N.C. - Authorities in Stanly County seized a large amount of drugs early February from a home in Albemarle.

    Detectives seized approximately 119 grams of crack cocaine, 25 grams of hydrocodone, 5.1 grams of oxycodone and other dosage units of prescription medications from a home at 626 Elizabeth Ave. They also seized $3,947 and a firearm.

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    Mario Thomas, 626 Elizabeth Ave., was charged with:

    • One count of trafficking cocaine.
    • Two counts of trafficking opiates.
    • One count of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.
    • One count of possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone.
    • One count of possession with intent to sell and deliver hydrocodone.
    • One count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.
    • One count of felony maintaining a dwelling.

    Thomas was under a $250,000 secured bond.

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