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Police raid nets drugs, guns and cash

October 6, 2011

Police raided two Newton homes on Thursday and found drugs, guns and more than $1,000 in cash. Authorities arrested one man in the busts and are looking for another.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office worked with Lincoln County and Hickory police to serve warrants at two residences on Rhoney School Road.

At 4381 Rhoney School Road, officers seized six grams of crack cocaine, four grams of marijuana, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle, a AK-47 assault rifle and $1,000 in currency and assorted drug paraphernalia, according to a release from Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

Authorities arrested Robert Shawn Tipps, 26, at the scene. He is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center, with his bond set at $12,000.

Officers also served a warrant at 4247 Rhoney School Road. They seized 20 grams of crack cocaine, a .32-caliber revolver and assorted drug paraphernalia items.

Reid said charges are pending on a subject that was not home at the second residence.

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