Heroin, $100K worth of stolen goods found in Monroe home

Heroin and $100,000 worth of stolen goods were found after a search warrant was executed on a Monroe home, police say. (Union County Sheriff's Office)

Heroin and $100,000 worth of stolen items were found after Union County Police executed a search of a home in Monroe earlier this year following an extensive four-month investigation.

Marty Cranford, 47, was arrested and faces multiple charges including stealing and drugs possession and trafficking.

A joint effort between Monroe police and the Union County Sheriff's Office led detectives to Cranford's home off Concord Highway where they seized 70 grams of heroin and 7 grams of meth.

Among the stolen items recovered are a Knights of Armor suit, paintings, statues, lamps, sound systems, a marble top bathroom vanity, and a porcelain bath tub. A trailor had to be brought in to remove all of the items.

The items are said to have been originally stolen during a residential burglary on Griffith Road earlier this year.