A sheriff's narcotics squad Tuesday charged a man with multiple counts of selling cocaine and heroin over the past six months and said their investigation may yield other arrests.
In more than 30 arrest warrants, 27-year-old Barry Ahmaud Toomer was charged with cocaine possession with intent to sell it, selling it and delivering it; possessing heroin with intent to sell it and selling it; maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to keep drugs; having or selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, and conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine.
The sheriff’s office said the arrest was the result of an investigation that focused on the neighborhood around Canal and North Elizabeth streets after residents there complained about criminal activity.
Investigators worked with confidential sources to document the sales, spokeswoman Tamara Gibbs said.
The narcotics squad filed its charges a day after city police had arrested Toomer on grand jury indictments for drug charges.
Toomer was convicted in June 2015 of possessing cocaine and drug paraphernalia in 2012 and put on probation.
A magistrate set Toomer’s bail at $250,000 on Tuesday, and he was held at the Durham County Detention Center.