Columbus Co. man faces numerous gun, drug charges
CHADBOURN, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County man is behind bars following a two month long investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and prescription pills in the Chadbourn community.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit says this investigation began from citizen complaints concerning Billy Lennon.
Vice-Narcotics Detectives completed an undercover purchase of drug from Lennon. On March 9, detectives say they executed a search warrant a home on Braswell Road in Chadbourn. During the search warrant, Lennon, a previously convicted felon, was found to be in possession of ten firearms including a sawed off long gun, altered for easy concealment. Detectives say Lennon also had two sets of digital scales, Schedule IV prescription medication, and crack cocaine, all of which was seized.
9 Felony counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
1 Felony count of Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction
1 Misdemeanor count of Possessing Drug Paraphernalia
1 Felony count of Maintaining a Vehicle, Dwelling, or Place for a Controlled Substance
1 Felony count of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and/or Deliver Schedule IV
1 Felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and/or Deliver Cocaine
Lennon is being held at the Columbus County Law Enforcement Center under a $161,500 secured bond.