Hillsborough man arrested after 6-month drug investigation

December 6, 2013 

HILLSBOROUGH A six-month investigation nabbed a local man and a large amount of crack cocaine, other drugs and a gun, police and sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Hillsborough police investigators arrested Anthony Tyrone Farrish, 30, of 202 Torain St., at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday after searching his home. He was charged with the following felonies:

• Trafficking in cocaine

• Possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine

• Manufacturing, selling or delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public park

• Maintaining a dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance

• Maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance

• Possession of a firearm by a felon

• Possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance (prescription pills)

Farrish also was charged with the following misdemeanor crimes: possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana and driving while his license is revoked.

Farrish was placed in Orange County Jail under a $450,000 secured bond. Investigators still are working the case, and additional charges may be pending.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Carrboro Police Department assisted in serving the search warrant Wednesday. The investigation also included assistance from the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and the Mebane Police Department.

During the search of the residence at 202 Torain St., the following were seized:

• 217 grams (7.75 ounces) of a Schedule II controlled substance (crack cocaine), including an approximately 130-gram (about 4.5 ounces) “cookie” of crack cocaine

• 3.2 grams of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana)

• $4,700 in U.S. currency

• Various prescription pills

• 11 bottles of anabolic steroids

• A .357 Magnum revolver

• Assorted drug paraphernalia

“Our investigations team has put a tremendous amount of energy into this investigation, and it has paid off,” Hillsborough Police Chief Duane Hampton said. “It was a total effort that has resulted in the removal of a significant drug presence in our community.”

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