Six arrested following year-long drug investigation

  

Picture above courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

PRESS RELEASE

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: Six suspects were arrested after a yearlong undercover operation which was concluded in the early morning hours of Thursday June 7, 2018 when Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives assisted by patrol deputies executed a search warrant on 134 Mills Hill Lane.

Sheriff Campbell said numerous discussions with citizens in the area said they believed drugs were being sold at this location and there was a large amount of vehicle and foot traffic going in and out of the residence at all times of the day and night.

Based on the information, narcotics detectives began an investigation into the residence and found a resident living at the residence had a prior conviction and had been placed in federal custody for Cocaine related crimes. The same resident also had been convicted in North Carolina on Cocaine charges as well.

Detectives conducted surveillance on the residence and were able to conduct undercover purchases from the residence during this time. While conducting these operations, detectives were also able to identify other known drug dealers who would frequent this residence.

Based on intelligence reports, surveillance and undercover purchases of illegal narcotics, a search warrant of this location was obtained and executed. As a result of this investigation, six suspects
17.7 Grams of “Crack” Cocaine, 16.4 Grams of powder Cocaine, 429.7 Grams of Marijuana, 1.0 Grams of MDMA and 5,158.00 dollars were seized.

Sheriff Campbell also said, “These suspects are exactly the type of criminals who are a constant danger to our community. Obviously they do not fear the court system, or any punishment they may receive. This case should be a reminder to all repeat drug dealers and career criminals here in Iredell County, we will aggressively target and investigate you and do all we can to put you in prison”.

The following suspects were charged with various illegal drug crimes:

Charles Edward Mills: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and or Deliver Cocaine (2 counts), Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling to Sell a Controlled Substance, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mills has prior Trafficking in cocaine, Possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine (2 counts), Sell and deliver cocaine (5 counts), and Maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance. 50,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond by Magistrate M. Nethken

Ernest Antonio Chambers: Felony Possession with intent to Sell and or Deliver Cocaine (2 counts), Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Ernest has been charged in the past with Robbery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), 1st degree kidnapping (2 counts), Possession of firearm by convicted felon (2 counts), Trafficking in cocaine (2 counts), Possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine (2 counts), Possession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA. 65,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond by Magistrate S. Watkins.

Lashon Maurice Gaither: Felony Possession with intent to sell and or deliver Cocaine (2 counts), Felony Possession with intent to sell or deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lashon has been charged in the past with Trafficking cocaine, selling cocaine, carrying a concealed weapon, Possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule IV controlled substance (2 counts). 65,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond by Magistrate S. Watkins.

Ernest William Holland: Felony Possession with intent to sell and or deliver Cocaine (2 counts), Felony Possession with intent to sell or deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Ernest has been charged in the past with – Conspiracy to traffic in cocaine (5 counts), Conspiracy to sell and deliver cocaine, trafficking in opium or Heroin (4 counts) Possession with intent to sell cocaine (7 counts), sell or deliver cocaine (3 counts). 80,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond by Magistrate S. Watkins.

Darrick Alphance Dullin:
Felony Possession with intent to sell and or deliver Cocaine (2 counts), Felony Possession with intent to sell or deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Darrick has been charged in the past with – Possession of Cocaine, Attempted robbery with dangerous weapon. 25,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond by Magistrate D. Saunders.

Anthony Reddick: Felony Possession with intent to sell and or deliver Cocaine (2 counts), Felony Possession with intent to sell or deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anthony has been charged in the past with – Possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substance (3 counts), felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver schedule III controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver schedule IV controlled substance. 76,200.00 Dollars Secured Bond by Magistrate M. Nethken.

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