Kyle William Harriman
Sheriff: Traffic stop yields meth, fentanyl and cash
PHOTO: Evidence seized by ICSO deputies.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
A New Hampshire man faces drug trafficking charges after Iredell County Sheriff's Office deputies found methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia and cash in his vehicle after stopping him on Interstate 77 over the weekend.
Deputies assigned to the ICSO Interstate Criminal Enforcement team pulled over a rental car driven by Kyle WIlliam Harriman, 37, for traffic violations at the 59 mile marker on Sunday, December 23, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.
Deputies spoke with the driver, Harriman, a resident of Gilford, N.H., who told them he was traveling to Atlanta, according to the news release.
After speaking with Harriman, deputies had a K-9 conduct an open air search on the vehicle. The K-9 gave a positive alert on the vehicle and deputies conducted a more in-depth search, Campbell said.
During the search, deputies located and seized 21 grams of high-quality methamphetamine and 18 grams of fentanyl powder, according to the news release. They also found numerous meth pipes, small baggies containing meth residue, and $1,800, Campbell said.
The drugs had a street value of $12,000. In addition to seizing the drugs, cash and paraphernalia, the vehicle was also impounded, the sheriff said.
Harriman was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with Felony Trafficking by Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Trafficking by Transporting a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Magistrate Thompson issued a $300,000 bond.