Chandler Duncan
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Joint effort nets drug arrest

Published 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.

  • Chopped Liver

    This sounds a little contrived. DEA, Homeland Security (somewhere between the KGB and Gestapo), postal inspectors – somehow get involved in a traffic stop? An AR-15 was “recovered”? Had it been lost? Was it stolen? If not, how could be be “recovered”.

    One has to wonder, how does a traffic stop lead to a search warrant for a residence?

    The only thing missing here is the IRS and FBI.

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    • Invictus

      I would have to assume that he has been under surveillance and they decided to pull him over. The “other” agencies weren’t involved in the actual traffic stop. The article says that a joint investigation led to the arrest – which was done during the traffic stop. Probably knew he had received a shipment and the surveillance led them to believe he had the stuff with him in the vehicle and hence, they pulled him over.

      Everything isn’t a conspiracy.

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      • Chopped Liver

        When they report “a traffic stop” it suggests that the driver violated some traffic law justifying the stop and the subsequent search incident to arrest. If there was not a traffic violation and this was a matter of surveillance the stop should have been predicated on a search warrant.

        The suspicious part is that the DEA, DHS, USPI, etc., were apparently involved before the traffic stop took place – plenty of time to go before a magistrate and seek search warrant. What does a traffic stop, MDMA and marijuana have to do with homeland security?

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        • My Name is Nobody

          Well Professor, maybe you can volunteer your legal expertise to the poor lad. With your skills and paranoia you can probably get him life.

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  • Braveheart

    Racially profiled

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  • deerstandhilldotcom

    The only thing I can speculate is that there was a large enough quantity of X in the vehicle that led police to believe that this person was trafficking the stuff.

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  • Harry

    Chopped you wouldn’t be defending your supplier would you ? This certainly seems to upset you when it’s a daily occurance .

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