Granville County teacher facing drug charges

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 06:06 PM

A Granville County teacher’s assistant from Henderson is in the Franklin County jail facing drug charges.

According to the Franklin Times newspaper, an arrest warrant indicated Anthony W. Coghill is facing charges of selling at least 28 grams of heroin on at least four occasions to Allison Carpenter of Henderson.

The Times reported Coghill’s arrest is in connection to a drug sting by Franklin County narcotics officers, agents with the State Bureau of Investigation and Granville County Sheriff’s Office deputies. A search warrant was executed Jan. 23 in the 7700 block of N.C. 96 and Roger House was subsequently arrested.

Investigators said Coghill was seen at the location the same day and sold drugs to House and a woman on at least four occasions.

“It was based on some documents and some surveillance of the residence,” Franklin County Sheriff’s Det. Justin Hastings told The Times. “It’s an ongoing investigation.

“We anticipate more arrests with this case.”

In addition to the 64-year-old House and 41-year-old Coghill, investigators have also arrested 41-year-old Tammara Kinney of Franklin County. Carpenter, according to Hastings, is being sought.

Coghill’s bond was set at $100,000 with a court appearance next Tuesday.

House’s bond was set at $505,000 and he had a court appearance in January.

While executing the warrant Jan. 23, law enforcement seized four ounces of marijuana, 149 pills of oxycodone hydrochloride at 10 milligrams each, 17 pills of oxycodone hydrochloride at 15 milligrams each, 67 diazepam pills at 10 milligrams each, and three grams of hash.

Kinney is facing charges of three counts of conspiracy to traffick heroin, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance, felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana.