Orange County

How crack house raid led to 3 arrests

Three Chapel Hill men face cocaine charges after being arrested Tuesday.

Tyler Tequintine Jackson, Robert Antonio Craig and Travis Kortnee Banks were arrested Tuesday following a joint operation between the Orange and Chatham county sheriffs’ offices.

Investigators raided two residences.

Orange investigators searched a house in the 600 block of Pine Acres Road in Chapel Hill, which was the residence from which Jackson was suspected of distributing narcotics. Officials seized approximately 120 grams of “crack” cocaine, 82 grams of powder cocaine, 668 grams of marijuana, 20 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and two handguns. One of the weapons reportedly had an extended capacity magazine.

All three men were arrested at this location.

Jackson was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell/distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Craig was charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/distribute schedule I controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell/distribute Marijuana.

Banks was charged with possession with intent to sell/distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Chatham investigators searched a residence in Pittsboro connected to Jackson. They found evidence in the residence related to the manufacturing of Crack. The residence was unoccupied when it was searched.

All three were being held in the Orange County jail. Jackson’s bail was set at $250,000. Craig’s bail was set at $25,000. And Banks’ bail was set at $5,000.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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