Sheriff’s Office arrests Albemarle resident after finding more than 600 grams of meth

Published 2:56 pm Thursday, August 11, 2022

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On Aug. 8, detectives with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop on Albemarle resident Fredrick Douglas Rush Jr. During the course of the investigation, approximately 58.2 grams of methamphetamine were seized from the stop.

Two subsequent search warrants were conducted at Rush’s residences, one on Aquadale Road, the other on Elizabeth Avenue. Approximately 637.2 grams of methamphetamine was seized, along with a stolen firearm from the address on Elizabeth.

Rush, 32, was arrested and charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, two counts of maintaining vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substances, possession of firearm by felon, possession of stolen firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fredrick Douglas Rush Jr. was recently arrested after law enforcement discovered hundreds of grams of meth along with a stolen firearm. Photo courtesy of Stanly County Sheriff’s Office

Rush is in jail and awaiting his next court appearance, which will be Aug. 15. A bond for Rush should be issued during his parol violation hearing, according to Lt. Joseph Lawing of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.