Sheriff: Man faces drug charges after search of Harrison Street home yields cocaine

Posted at 4:51 PM on Jan 8, 2019

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Statesville man faces felony drug charges following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

After receiving complaints from residents about suspected drug activity at a home located at 424 Harrison Street, ICSO Narcotics investigators conducted surveillance on the location, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.

Investigators observed criminal activity at the home and made purchases of cocaine from individuals at the home, Campbell said.

On Tuesday morning, January 8, the Narcotics Investigations Unit personnel and members of the ICSO Special Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at the home, according to the news release.

During the search, ICSO personnel seized “a substantial amount of cocaine, and items consistent with packaging, and selling cocaine and marijuana,” Campbell said.

As a result of the investigation, Dario Dewitt Weaver, 43, was arrested at the scene and transported to the Iredell Detention Center, where he was charged with Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, and Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances.

Magistrate Nethken issued a $50,000 secured bond.

“The citizens of this community, and law enforcement agencies across Iredell County, have made it clear, we are tired of career drug dealers continuing to sell illegal drugs, which cause other types of criminal activity in our neighborhoods,” Campbell said.

According to the ICSO, Weaver’s criminal history includes the following charges: Felony Possession of Firearm by a Felon, 2 Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, 3 Counts of Felony Sell Cocaine, DWI Level 5, Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Felony Sell or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substance.

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