Statesville PD seizes heroin, marijuana & pills from motel room

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On 02/04/2018 around 9:00pm, officers were dispatched to 1508 E. Broad St. Room 234, Statesville NC, Red Roof Inn in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers saw heroin paraphernalia in plain view inside the room. Officers obtained a search warrant based off of the items in plain view. A search of the room yielded crystal methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, various pills, items related to the sale of illegal narcotics, and over $15,100 in currency.

Dustin Gatton was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, possession with intent to sell / deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell / deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell / deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell / deliver Sch. III and Sch. IV and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gatton received a $50,000.00 secured bond.

Elizabeth Minton and Tiffany Jones who were also in the room were arrested on outstanding warrants. Both subjects received a $1,500.00 secured bond.

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