Two arrested, one sought after drugs, gun found in home


L-R: Walter King Jr., Reuben Kirby and Mary Vaughn (Burlington PD)

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Two people were arrested and another is sought after police said cocaine, other drugs and a gun were found in a home on Monday.

Reuben Kirby, 28, and Mary Vaughn, 43, were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a home on Crater Street Monday afternoon, police said.

Police said they are looking for Walter King Jr. on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Several complaints were received regarding alleged drug sales at the home, police said.

Officers found 5.9 grams of crack cocaine, 27 pills of a Schedule IV controlled substance, a handgun and $702 in cash, police said.

Kirby was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, manufacturing cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance. He was also served on a previous warrant, police said.

Vaughn was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Kirby was placed in the Alamance County Jail under a $35,500 secured bond, while Vaughn was placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

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