On March 14, narcotics investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office executed a drug related search warrant in the 200 block of Ridgeacre Drive in Rocky Mount, according to an April 3 press release from Capt. Phillip Young.

During the search warrant investigators seized from the tenant, Timothy Shane Allen Cleary, approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana, more than $1,500 in cash, packaging materials, digital scales and a semi-automatic handgun.

Investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office executed a second search warrant involving Cleary on April 1 in the 400 block of Lavender Lane in Rocky Mount. Deputies say Cleary was found to be in possession of more than 0.5 ounce of marijuana, several vape-style cartridges containing THC distillate and more than $2,400 in cash. Felony warrants have been obtained for Cleary, who Young said is currently evading arrest and is believed to have fled the state. He is charged with two felony counts of distribution of marijuana and felony possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information on Cleary’s whereabouts to contact Capt. Caldwell at the sheriff’s office at 352-5174. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be pending.

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