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June 20, 2021

Kannapolis man faces drug trafficking, other charges in Rowan, other counties

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David Brenden McKinney

By Shavonne Walker
shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

LANDIS — A Kannapolis man was charged with drug trafficking offenses this week after authorities found him hiding in a Landis home. The man also faces numerous charges from other law enforcement agencies.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged David Brenden McKinney, 33, of the 200 block of Sharpe Avenue, on Tuesday following the search of a home with with possession with intent to sell/deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell/deliver Xanax, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Tuesday, Rowan Sheriff’s deputies went to 217 North Correll St. in Landis based on information from the Kannapolis Police Department that McKinney was hiding from authorities at the residence. When deputies knocked on the door they were met by a resident.

Officers asked the resident if McKinney was at the home and he never answered. The resident, however, provided consent to search the home. Officers located McKinney in a bedroom.

There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the bedroom and McKinney gave permission to a search of the bedroom. Deputies found 36 grams of marijuana, 24 dosage units of oxycodone, 170 dosage units of Xanax, drug paraphernalia, and $3,866 in cash.

The Kannapolis Police Department charged McKinney with possession with intent to sell/deliver MDMA (Ecstasy), possession with intent to sell/deliver Xanax, trafficking opium, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges were related to an April 13 search in Kannapolis.

McKinney was also charged on outstanding orders for arrest from Stanly County for failure to appear on charges of felony possession of heroin, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a habitual felon. Those charges were related to a July 26, 2016, arrest by the Locust Police Department.

McKinney has an extensive criminal record in North Carolina and previous felony convictions for common law robbery, attempted breaking and entering, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana (two counts), possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, and being a habitual felony.

McKinney remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $350,000 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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