ICSO: drug offenders

  

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Possession with Intent to Sale or Deliver Methamphetamine

Felony Maintain a Vehicle for the Sale orUse of Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled. Substance (Alprazolam), Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule I Controlled, Substance (Fentanyl).

Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in Jail Premises, Felony Alter/Steal/Destroy Criminal Evidence, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer

Location of Incident: Salisbury Highway at Old SalisburyRoad, Statesville.

Suspect(s): Trisha Marie Nelson, 44 Years Old

                   207 Country Square Drive

                  Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

James Lewis Hairston III, 27 Years Old

                   21111 East Brocktown Road

                   Moravian Falls, North Carolina 28654

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Deputy C.S. Little with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Salisbury Highwayand Old Salisbury Road.

Deputy Little spoke with the two occupants who were identified as Trisha Marie Nelson, and James Lewis Hairston.

Hairston said his name was Jamal Hairston which was later found to be false. Once his true identity was determined, it was learned Hairston had numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest.

While speaking with Nelson and Hairston, the deputies believed there were illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. Based upon further information, the vehicle was searched. Inside the vehicle, the deputies located 14.4 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, along with 45 dosage units of Alprazolam. 

Both suspect were arrested on scene and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. After Nelson, and Hairston were processed by detention officers, suspicions arose about Nelson having additional narcotics concealed inside of her body. Nelson was then transported to a local hospital where medical staff removed from Nelson, approximately 3.8 grams of Fentanyl. After the substance was removed, Nelson attempted to destroy it, but was unsuccessful.  

Nelson was each charged with: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Felony Maintain a Vehicle for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance(Alprazolam), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance (Fentanyl), Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Jail Premises, Felony Alter/Steal/Destroy Criminal Evidence, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Resist a Public Officer. Magistrate S. Nicholson issued a 15,000.00 dollars secured bond on these charges.

Hairston was charged with Felony Possession with Intent to Sale and/or Deliver Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Magistrate S. Nicholson issued a 10,000.00 dollarsecured bond on the drug charges with an additional 140,000.00 dollars secured bond on the Failure to Appear and other outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Trisha Marie Nelson, 44 Years Old

207 Country Square Drive

Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

15,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal history: Three Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, Four Counts of Driving While License Revoked, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Felony Financial Card Theft, Felony Financial Card Fraud, Misdemeanor Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Breaking or Entering, Felony Flee to Elude Arrest in a Motor Vehicle with 2 Aggravating Factors.

James Lewis Hairston III, 27 Years Old

21111 East Brocktown Road

Moravian Falls, North Carolina 28654

150,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal history: Misdemeanor resisting a Public Officer, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Assault on a Female, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespassing, Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Misdemeanor Breaking or Entering, Felony Larceny Motor Vehicle, Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Attempted Possession of a Forearm by a Convicted Felon.

Author: Heather Gessler