• Police: Undercover drug operation nets 2 pounds of pot, guns, money

    By: Stephanie Coueignoux


    MONROE, N.C. - Monroe police arrested three people after they said they uncovered a drug operation inside a home on Confederate Street.

    Channel 9 found Torey Covington back at home Tuesday, just days after police served a search warrant at that home.

    They said they found more than 2 pounds of marijuana, guns and money.

    Covington didn't want to speak with Channel 9.

    Police arrested Covington, along with April Funderburke and James Massey, early Friday morning.

    Police told Channel 9 they started investigating after several neighbors called to complain.

    “Random traffic coming in and out of the house on a frequent basis, the smell of drugs,” Lt. Davey Plyler said.

    Plyler described the three as "mid-level dealers.”

    "They're typically supplying the young teenagers that are typically selling the baggies on the street corners and typically the ones selling inside our schools," he said.

    Plyler said his detectives are hoping to use this drug operation to find the original supplier.

    “That's our goal -- to try and work our way up the food chain,” he said.

    Covington and Funderburke are both charged with possession of marijuana. Massey was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

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