Three people arrested following drug overdose death

Published 11:43 am Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Three people were arrested over the weekend following a drug overdose death in Albemarle, according to local authorities.

On Saturday, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to an address where an individual died of an overdose, according to a news release provided by Lt. Joseph Lawing, who heads the division.

During the course of the investigation, warrants were issued for three individuals for second degree murder for the distribution of a dangerous narcotic resulting in the death of the victim.

Subsequently, a search warrant was conducted by the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and SWAT team at 528-1 E. Main St., as a result of the investigation. Once on the premises, investigators seized 2.6 grams of methamphetamine, 6.6 grams of cocaine and paraphernalia.

Benjamin Terell Bordeaux, 41, was charged with second degree murder, death by distribution, felony conspiracy, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is  in jail on a $800,000 secured bond.

Benjamin Terell Bordeaux.

Justin Lee Braley, 25, was charged with death by distribution and felony conspiracy and is in jail on a $300,000 secured bond. His next court date is Dec. 6.

Justin Lee Braley

The third individual, Tony Ann Furr, was charged with felony conspiracy.

Tony Ann Furr

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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