ICSO: ICE Team conducts routine traffic stop and leads to major drug bust in Iredell County

  

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Trafficking Cocaine by Transportation, Felony Trafficking Cocaine by Possession, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling or Vehicle for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Location of Incident: Interstate 77 Northbound at the 68 Mile Marker 

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a Virginia registered 2021 Hyundai passenger rental vehicle, on Northbound Interstate 77 at the 68 Mile Marker for a traffic violation.

After approaching the vehicle, the deputies encountered Jamaal Lee Fairfax who was driving the vehicle, and Kevin James Davis who was a passenger. While speaking with the two men Fairfax advised the two were travelling from Florida back to Pennsylvania. 

The deputies asked Fairfax to exit the vehicle so they could speak with him about the violation. While Fairfax was getting out of the vehicle, the deputies saw Fairfax appeared to throw an unknown object into the driver’s seat while he was getting out.

Canine “Connie” was called to the scene to assist with the traffic stop. Connie gave a positive alert on the vehicle.

After Connie giving the positive alert, Kevin Davis was asked to step out of the vehicle. A pat down of Davis was conducted. Asmall amount of marijuana, and an unknown powder substance was located on Davis. Davis was then detained in handcuffs and placed at the deputies patrol vehicle. 

When the vehicle search was conducted, the deputies located a large amount of suspected Cocaine in a food saver bag found in an overnight bag laying on the rear seat of the vehicle. After locating the cocaine Fairfax and Davis were placed under arrest.

Jamaal Lee Fairfax and Kevin James Davis were transported to the Iredell County Detention Center. Where each was suspect was charged with: Felony Trafficking Cocaine byTransportation, Felony Trafficking Cocaine by Possession, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling or Vehicle for the Sale or Use of a                                      Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both Fairfax and Davis appeared before Magistrate H. Callejas who issued each suspect a 200,000.00 dollar secured bond on these charges.

A total of 660 Grams or 1.47 pounds of Cocaine and 10 Grams of Marijuana was seized. The Cocaine has an estimated street value of over 60,000.00 dollars.  

Both subject have multiple felony conviction from several states.

Sheriff Campbell added, “Congratulations to Canine “Connie” on a wonderful start to her career here at the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office”.

Author: Heather Gessler