Deputies seize weapons, cocaine in Gus Road bust
Sheriff’s deputies seized weapons and drugs Thursday night from a house in eastern Durham County and charged a man who was on probation for earlier offenses.
Investigators said they executed a search warrant at 450 Gus Road and found three handguns – a Glock 45-caliber, a stolen Glock 9 mm and a Taurus 40-caliber; 10 grams of powder cocaine; drug paraphernalia; and $650.
They arrested Antonio Devon Surratt, 22, and charged him with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine; possession of a stolen firearm; two counts of maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for the sale of drugs; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Maj. Paul Martin of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said two pistols had 30-round extended magazines, and all three pistols were locked and loaded. Martin said investigators are looking into possible gang influence in the arrest and seizure.
Surratt was in the Durham County Jail Friday under a $40,000 bond.
His criminal history dates to 2007, and includes a conviction on Nov. 15, 2012 in Durham for misdemeanor use and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a suspended sentence and supervised probation for 12 months.
Earlier convictions include misdemeanor use and possession of drug paraphernalia in 2010, for which he received a suspended sentence; and resisting an officer in 2010, for which he got a suspended sentence and probation.
In 2008, he was convicted of three misdemeanors – use and possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer and making false statements for insurance benefits. He got a suspended sentence and probation.
Surratt was convicted in 2007 of possessing stolen goods, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon, all misdemeanors. He got a suspended sentence and probation.
All charges and convictions were in Durham County.