Pictured above: Amy Sloop, Joshua Dover and Karmin Taylor – Pictures courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: After receiving information from a concern citizen about suspected drug trafficking and use at a home located on East Panther Creek Road in Troutman, the information was sent to the Narcotics Investigations Division.
The narcotics division began their investigation into this complaint. After many hours of surveillance were conducted the narcotics division learned, 182 East Panther Creek Road was in foreclosure and there were no utility’s connected to the residence. Additional information was gathered showing a female living there, had an outstanding probation warrant out of Mecklenburg County.
On Friday July 27, 2018 around 12:30 in the morning, members of the narcotics division along with uniformed road patrol deputies, conducted a knock and talk investigation at the residence.
Three individuals were located in the home, along with amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, and a firearm. The evidence was seized and all three suspects were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where they were charged with the following crimes:
Amy Rebecca Sloop: One count of Misdemeanor Maintaining a Vehicle or Dwelling for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, One count of Probation Violation. She was given a 10,000.00 dollars secured bond my Magistrate S. Nicholson.
Joshua Joseph Dover: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Maintaining a Vehicle or Dwelling for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was issued a 10,000.00 dollars secured bond by Magistrate S. Nicholson.
Karmin Scott Taylor: Misdemeanor Maintain a Dwelling for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance. He was given a 2000.00 dollar secured bond by Magistrate S. Nicholson.
Sheriff Campbell also stated, “We are responsive to complaints from our citizens and will not tolerate individuals who are from other counties coming here to Iredell to conceal or sell their drugs, we will not stand for it”.
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