Christopher David Zamarripa
Mooresville man faces drug charges following ICSO investigation
FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Mooresville man faces numerous drug charges following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Christopher David Zamarripa, 29, of Michigan Drive in a news release Monday.
Narcotics detectives began investigating after receiving information that Zamarripa was distributing marijuana wax on the Lake Norman area, Campbell said.
Detectives purchased 64 grams of marijuana wax wih an estimated value of $1,600 from the suspect In July, the sheriff added.
On Thursday, August 1, ICSO personnel executed a search warrant at Zamarripa's residence -- Building 123, Apartment F on Michigan Drive in Mooresville, according to the news release.
During the search of Zamarripa's residence, investigators also located an additional approximate 74 grams of marijuana wax with an estimated value of $1,850, Campbell said.
“This type of cannabis/marijuana wax is one of the most sought-after concentrates due to the highest quality versions containing a THC content that’s equivalent to 15 to 20 marijuana cigarettes," the sheriff explained. "While there are marijuana plant strains available with a THC content up to 30 percent, many of these wax concentrates contain over 90 percent THC."
Zamarripa was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with four felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule VI controlled substance, three felony counts of sell or distribute a schedule VI controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to dell or use controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
The suspect was taken before Magistrate Chambers, who issued a $50,000 bond on these charges.
According to the ICSO, Zamarripa's criminal history includes three counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and four counts of misdemeanor possession of marijuana.