JAY – A Colcord man has been bound over for trial on drug charges after the completion of his preliminary hearing Friday morning.
Judge Alicia Littlefield ordered Franklin D. Strong, 41, of Colcord, to stand trial on felony charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1000 ft. of a park or school, possession of firearms after a conviction or during probation, use of surveillance camera in commission of a felony and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, after a drug bust at his Moseley home in October of last year.
The state called drug task force officers with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department and Investigators with the District Attorneys office to the stand, and they testified that they were serving misdemeanor arrest warrants on Strong, and were also following up on an anonymous tip concerning possible drug activity at the Strong residence at the time of his arrest.
Strong was taken into custody in October after drug task force officers discovered items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and police scanner at the Strong residence located at 8284 N. Moseley Road in Colcord.
According to the incident report, when officers arrived there was no one in the home. While officers awaited a search warrant, Deputy Brownell took the drug dog around the residence and the dog alerted at both the front door and back window of the house.
During their search, officers discovered a hand gun, items used in the manufacture of methamphetamines, a wire surveillance system, police scanner, what field tested for marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Strong arrived at his residence at 2:15 a.m. and was placed under arrest and transported to the Delaware County Jail.
Strong has remained incarcerated since October, 2007 on a $111,000 bond. He will return to district court on Tues., Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in front of Judge Haney for a District Court Arraignment date.