Joint effort nets drug arrestPublished 10:37pm Thursday, April 24, 2014
A joint investigation between federal and local officials led to the arrest Thursday of a Troy man.
Chandler Rex Duncan, 22, of Troy, was arrested around 11:40 a.m. Thursday during a traffic stop at Marilee Drive and Highway 87 in Troy.
Lt. Bryan Weed of the Troy Police Department said local officers were working with the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Postal Inspectors, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in the investigation that led to Duncan’s arrest.
“During the traffic stop, we discovered a controlled substance that tested positive for MDMA (ecstasy),” Weed said.
“After that, we executed a search warrant at his residence on Elizabeth Court and discovered marijuana and digital scales likely used for measuring out and distribution of narcotics.”
Weed said officers also recovered an AR15 semi-automatic weapon at the residence.
Duncan was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the MDMA and possession of marijuana, first degree., for the drugs recovered from his residence. He was being held in the Pike County jail on $15,000 bond.
“He could be facing additional charges after the evidence is returned from the state lab,” Weed said.
The case is remains under investigation.