Joshua Marquis Byrd

Joshua Marquis Byrd 

A man was arrested in Greensboro this week on multiple charges in connection with a 14-month investigation by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Joshua Marquis Byrd is being held in the Guilford County Detention Facility under a $500,000 bond and will be referred to federal authorities for prosecution.

WBTV reported that Byrd is charged with nine counts of trafficking opium or heroin, two counts of possession of a counterfeit controlled substance and three counts of possession of methamphetamine.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t released details about the investigation, but said Byrd is a known gang member with “an extensive violent crime history.”

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