Sheriff Phil Redmond stated: The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with NC State Bureau of Investigations (SBI), Davie County Sheriff’s Office, Triad ABC Police, Winston Salem Police Department, and the US Homeland Security Investigations concluded a three month long joint investigation with the arrest of Eleazar Gonzalez.
The investigation began when the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office began receiving information about an unknown person who was selling large quantities of Cocaine around the Davie County/Iredell County Line.
Eventually undercover officers with Iredell Co Sheriff’s Office and US Homeland Security Investigations were able to make several undercover drug transactions with Gonzalez.
Undercover Officers purchased in excess of 263 grams of Cocaine from Gonzalez. The street value of the Cocaine purchased is over $65,000.00.
Eventually after conducting surveillance on Gonzalez it was determined that he lived in the Winston Salem area. The Winston Salem Police Department along with Triad ABC Police began conducting surveillance on Gonzalez in the Winston Salem area.
On 07-18-2014, the Winston Salem Police Department along with the Triad ABC Police executed a search warrant at Gonzalez’s residence. During the search 174 grams of Cocaine was located along with $4,000.00 in US Currency. The street value of the Cocaine seized from the residence is in excess of $43,000.00.
Eleazar Gonzalez was arrested on the scene and later transported to the Iredell County Jail. He was charged with six counts of Trafficking Cocaine. Winston Salem Police Department also charged him with one count of Trafficking Cocaine.
Eleazar Gonzalez received a $200.000.00 secured bond. The investigation is great example of multiple Law Enforcement Agencies sharing their assets and working together. The investigation is still on going and more arrest is to follow.
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