Randell Damar Myricks Jr.

Suspect charged with trafficking heroin, cocaine in South Statesville

Posted at 5:50 AM on Nov 6, 2017

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

A two-month undercover investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office into the sale of heroin and cocaine in the Opal Street area of South Statesville culminated in the arrest of a suspect on multiple drug charges.

Members of the ICSO Narcotics Investigation Unit and SERT team executed a search warrant at 913 Marshall Street early Friday morning, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.

An initial search of the residence located the suspect, identified as Randell Damar Myricks Jr., and a female who did not live at the residence, Campbell said.

Once the two individuals were secured, investigators conducted a thorough search of the house and seized more than five ounces of cocaine, 16 grams of heroin, 5.1 grams of Ecstasy pills, a loaded Taurus 9mm semiautomatic pistol and $981 in cash, according to the news release.

Myricks, 24, was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He received a $450,000 bond.

Myricks' criminal history includes charges of felony extortion, felony second-degree kidnapping, and assault on a female, according to the news release.

“These are just the type of offenders we want to have in our jail," Campbell said. "Repeat offenders who are out moving large quantities of drugs in our neighborhoods are our focus. We will continue to work on just this type of community impact case.”

The investigation into the sale of controlled substances in this area is ongoing, the sheriff said.

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