A Forsyth County Grand Jury has indicted two brothers on four drug charges each for allegedly selling fentanyl and other narcotics through an online business out of their east Forsyth home.
Charles Trenton Berrong, 20, and Zackary Christopher Berrong, 25, face two counts each of possession of a schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute, one count each of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance with intent to distribute and one count each of possession of drug-related objects, according to a July 10 bill of indictment.
The Berrong brothers were arrested on March 20 after a search warrant was executed at a home on Pinecrest Place off Bald Ridge Marina Road, where authorities found suspected fentanyl, LSD, cathinone, diazepam and butylone.
They were allegedly buying the drugs in “large quantities” and selling them to customers through an online business, according to officials at the time.
Fentanyl is an opiate that is up to 100 times stronger than morphine that has been linked to “many overdose deaths,” Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office officials have said.
The drug is so strong that a hazardous materials team searched the house in March due to safety concerns over “the risk of exposure to officers.”
Most of the drugs were supposedly in powdered form, and several were described at the time as research chemicals, or chemicals that mimic the effects of narcotics and are not meant to be consumed.
Some non-illegal research chemicals were also reportedly found in the home.
Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Philip C. Smith is presiding over both brother’s cases, for which nothing beyond an indictment has been set.