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Elon residents arrested in drug investigation 

Two Elon residents were arrested Tuesday in the Brookside Mobile Home Park as a part of a six-month-long joint drug investigation led by the Elon Police Department.

Kionne McLaughlin

Kionne McLaughlin

Scott Beatty

Scott Beatty

Elon Police executed a search warrant and arrested Kionne McLaughlin, 24, and Scott Beatty, 25, both of 660 Manning Ave., Lot 9.

According to a press release from the Elon Police Department, McLaughlin and Beatty are both affiliated with the “Crips” gang and are traced back to a string of residential break-ins.

Elon Police recovered several stolen items including two Elon Baseball championship rings.

Police also seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from McLaughlin and Beatty. According to the press release, Elon Police say they believe the duo was manufacturing marijuana to sell.

McLaughlin and Beatty are being held in Alamance County Jail on $250,000 bail. Both men are due in Alamance County District Court on January 8 on the following charges:

1. Felony possession of stolen property

2. Felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana

3. Felony manufacturing of marijuana

4. Felony maintaining a dwelling

5. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana

6. Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

On January 23, Beatty is due in court on a misdemeanor larceny charge.

According to Elon Police, the investigation is still on-going and additional charges are likely.

About the author: Joe Bruno

Joe Bruno a senior, broadcast journalism major from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania and is currently serving his second term as News Director for Elon Local News. He has interned at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA and WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, NJ.

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