Searching a house for evidence in a shootout between the residents and two men who forced their way in, police said they found cocaine and heroin, and they charged the man and woman who live there with drug felonies.
Investigators got a search warrant for 316 Ginwood Court while they were trying to figure out the shooting that happened about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Going through the house about two hours later, they found between 28 and 200 grams of cocaine, according to arrest warrants charging residents George Damel Young, 33, and Charita Antionette Roberts, 29, with cocaine trafficking.
They also accused the two of maintaining a house to keep and sell drugs, conspiring with each other for cocaine trafficking, and heroin possession.
Young faced additional charges of illegal gun possession because, police said, he had two 9 mm semiautomatic pistols and he was convicted in 2007 of second-degree murder. Felons cannot have guns.
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Friday, police were still looking for two men who they were told forced their way into Young’s and Roberts’ home and started shooting. Someone in the house returned fire, officers said Thursday, and the two men fled in a tan or beige passenger car.
In arrest records, Young’s legal address is listed as Statesville. Roberts’ is the house where she and Young were arrested.
Young was convicted in 2007 of a June 4, 2006, drive-by shooting in Holly Springs that killed Douglas Jamal Mangum.
Mangum was on a porch at 210 W. Holly Springs Road when he was shot.
At the time, police said they believed Young was a member of the Crips gang and had shot at Mangum because he was wearing a red shirt, the color worn by the rival Bloods gang. Mangum turned out to have no gang affiliation, they said.
After U.S. Marshals and Raleigh and Cary police caught Young two months later and he was convicted, he served prison time from mid-2007 until early December 2014. His parole expired last September.
Young was in custody Friday in lieu of $125,000 bail. Roberts was being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.