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CHARLOTTE — Police seized a knight’s suit of armor and other stolen antiques during a heroin bust at a North Carolina home.

The nearly $100,000 in stolen antiques and other valuables also included numerous antique paintings and statues; a surround-sound system; a marble-top bathroom vanity and a porcelain bathtub, according to a news release by the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

“The large number of recovered items required a 32-foot enclosed trailer for removal,” investigators said in the release.

Sheriff’s officials did not say in the release if they know the estimated age of the suit of armor and other antiques. A sheriff’s office spokesman could not be reached later Friday.

The valuables were found in a home in Monroe, along with 70 grams of heroin and seven grams of methamphetamine, according to the release.

The items were stolen earlier this year during a house burglary in the county, investigators said. Numerous other items stolen from the home were later seized by investigators at another home, according to the release.

Marty Shane Cranford, 47, was arrested and jailed on a charge of trafficking heroin by possession.

Sheriff’s detectives previously arrested Cranford in connection with the Griffith Road burglary, “after forensically connecting him to the case,” according to Friday’s release.

Investigators believe more stolen goods were sold at a South Carolina flea market.

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