Durham man charged in multiple drug offenses

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Friday, August 4, 2017
Tireco Carlos Lamont Ryals
Tireco Carlos Lamont Ryals

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Sheriff's Anti-Crime Narcotic Unit has charged a Durham man in connection with a drug operation.

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Tireco Carlos Lamont Ryals, 39, was arrested Thursday at his residence in the 300 block of Dowd Street.

Narcotics Unit agents executed search warrants at Ryals' home. They considered this a high-priority case because his residence is close to an elementary school.

Investigators seized cocaine, cash, and a stolen firearm.

Ryals was charged with:

  • maintain dwelling/place for controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school
  • maintain dwelling/place for controlled substance (cocaine)
  • possession of drug paraphernalia (digital scale & plastic bags)
  • stolen firearm (Walther 9mm handgun)
  • possession of firearm by a felon

Ryals was jailed under $50,000 bond. He later posted bond.

Evidence seized at Ryals' home.
Durham County Sheriff's Office