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UCSD: Investigation leads to drug charges

An investigation into an aggravated burglary led to the arrest of an Erwin man by the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, Dec. 18.
According to Sheriff Mike Hensley, investigators from his department went to the home of Cody Lynn Duncan, 22, 2735 Zane Whitson Drive, Erwin, to serve an order of protection issued by the court and to follow up on a report that accused Duncan of breaking into a residence.
“Deputies served the order on Duncan and interviewed him regarding the aggravated burglary,” Hensley said. “Duncan admitted that he had entered the victim’s home, left a note and had intentions of taking property which didn’t belong to him.”
Duncan was then arrested. According to Hensley, while deputies were placing Duncan into custody they reportedly smelled a “strong odor of marijuana” on him.
“Duncan’s room was searched by deputies and several baggies containing marijuana were found,” Hensley said. “The defendant told deputies that additional marijuana was located in his vehicle.”
Reportedly found in Duncan’s vehicle were digital scales and several more containers with approximately 87 grams of marijuana. Duncan’s vehicle and $165 were seized by the UCSD.
Duncan was charged with aggravated burglary, stalking, possession of schedule VI drugs with intent to sell or deliver and drug paraphernalia.
Duncan’s bond was set at $25,000 corporate. He is scheduled to appear in Unicoi County General Sessions Court on Jan. 8.