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Calvin Deshon Alexander

Sheriff: Deputies seize marijuana, arrest suspect at license checkpoint

Posted at 11:09 AM on Jan 11, 2019



An Iredell County man faces felony drug charges after an Iredell County Sheriff's Office deputy smelled marijuana in his vehicle at a license checkpoint.

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Calvin Deshon Alexander, 23, in a news release.

Alexander, who lives off Scotts Creek Road, made contact with ICSO deputies at a checkpoint on Scotts Creek Road at Stevenson Farm Road on January 1 and then drove away, according to the news release.

Approximately 15 minutes later, when Alexander came back through the checking station, Sgt. Chad Bentley approached Alexander’s vehicle a second time.

This time Bentley detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside Alexander’s vehicle, Campbell said. Further investigation and a search of Alexander and the vehicle yielded 128.5 grams of marijuana, which Alexander had hidden in his clothing, the sheriff added.

Marijuana paraphernalia was also seized from inside Alexander’s vehicle, according to the news release.

Alexander was taken into custody and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to sell controlled substances, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Magistrate Watkins set Alexander's bond at $4,000.

According to the ICSO, Alexander's criminal history includes the following charges: felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

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