Police search suspected liquor house in Thomasville; 6 arrested

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Dana Derun Allen (left), Khiry Jamon Billie (center) and Darien Charles Norwood (right)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police say six people were arrested Tuesday as part of an investigation into an illegal liquor house in Thomasville.

According to police, undercover officers purchased illegal liquor at the home, located at 45 Hunter St., during a two-week investigation.

Officers searched the home around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and seized nearly 40 grams of marijuana, digital scales, ball tickets, $278 in cash and “a notebook ledger indicating the illegal sales of alcohol,” police said.

Police say six people who were at the home during the search were arrested.

The tenant, Dana Derun Allen, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the use, storage or sale of controlled substances, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of illegal lottery tickets. He is being held in the Davidson County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Te'Taurus Diangello Dunlap (left), Cordero Diante Fordham (center) and Cordarius Ramon Sanders (right)

Te’Taurus Diangello Dunlap (left), Cordero Diante Fordham (center) and Cordarius Ramon Sanders (right)

Also arrested were Khiry Jamon Billie, 22, of Thomasville, Darien Charles Norwood, 20, of Trinity, Te’Taurus Diangello Dunlap, 21, of Thomasville, Cordero Diante Fordham, 20, of Thomasville, and Cordarius Ramon Sanders, 21, of Thomasville.

Billie, Norwood, Dunlap and Fordham are charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were all jailed under $100,000 secured bonds.

Sanders is charged with simple possession of marijuana. He received a $10,000 secured bond.

In a statement, Det. Brad Saintsing said, “Over the last several weeks, officers have responded to numerous disturbances in the area of 45 Hunter St. Large crowds have been gathering, particularly during the weekends after 2 a.m. Police received a complaint of illegal liquor sales from this residence and began an investigation.”