Convicted felon from Lexington NC arrested and charged with multiple felony drug charges


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies N. Hodges, and C. Caul conducted a vehicle stop on Salisbury Road near Statesville, on a purple in color Toyota Scion.

The vehicle was using a piece of cardboard as the tag. When the vehicle pulled over, the deputies spoke with the driver, Kori Nicole Hargraves, from Lexington. Deputy Hodges was on the passenger side of the vehicle and observed a long mirror with a crystalline substance on it, which appeared to be methamphetamine.

Deputy Caul asked Hargraves to step out of the vehicle at which time she did so, and admitted the powder on the mirror was methamphetamine. Hargraves was then detained and a search of the vehicle was performed. 10 grams of methamphetamine, four Buprenorphine Hydrochloride tablets, several plastic baggies, and scales, which are consistent with the sell and delivery of controlled substances and several other items of drug paraphernalia, were located.

Hargraves was placed under arrest on the scene, and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where she was charged with: Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Maintaining a Vehicle to Use or Sell Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Displaying a Fictitious Registration Plate on a Vehicle.

Magistrate D. Chambers issued a 20,000.00 dollars secured bond on these charges.

Author: Margaret Beveridge