New Castle News

February 21, 2014

Police take drugs, gun, cars on federal warrant

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A federal search warrant resulted in police finding heroin and pills.

New Castle police arrested Codi Michael Sharp, 23, of 10 S. Cedar St. in the raid on his home and vehicles there around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. They charged him with two counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of illegal possession of a firearm and drug paraphernalia.

Sharp, a woman and four children were in the house when city police narcotics officers and members of the Lawrence County District Attorney’s special investigative unit and the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms entered with the search warrant.

Officers found 23 bundles — more than 61 grams broken down into 230 stamp bags — of suspected heroin, with an estimated street value of $2,300 to $4,600; 38 30-milligram Roxicodone tablets, $1,339, a .45-caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun and a digital scale, according Police Chief Bobby Salem.

Each stamp bag of heroin weighs about 0.3 grams and sells for $10 to $20 on the streets, Salem said.

The police seized two cars — a red Dodge Stratus and a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Three of the four children were allowed to go to school and the fourth, who was being watched by Sharp and the woman, was released to his mother.

 Sharp was arraigned before District Judge Jerry G. Cartwright and lodged in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.