FROM STAFF REPORTS
Two Greensboro residents face felony charges in Iredell County following a traffic stop on Interstate 77.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Tyrick Ashley Chandra, 31, and Dorrian Shakena Smith, 25, in a news release Tuesday.
On Monday, August 10, deputies assigned to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 77 northbound near the 65 mile marker, Campbell said.
When the vehicle stopped, the deputies approached and spoke with occupants of the vehicle, Chandra and Smith. Both said they were traveling from Charlotte to Greensboro, according to the news release.
After speaking with the two passengers, the deputies utilized K-9 “Bosco” to perform a walk-around of the vehicle. Bosco gave a positive indication to the presence of odor of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle, Campbell said.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies located 16.2 grams of cocaine, 21.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine, and 10 grams of marijuana, as well as a digital scale and Ziploc bags consistent with packaging drugs for sale, according to the news release.
A loaded 9mm handgun was also found inside the dashboard of the vehicle, Campbell said.
Chandra, who is a convicted felon, and Smith were arrested on scene. They were transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where they were charged with felony possession of cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance, felony carrying a concealed gun, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Smith appeared before Magistrate Thompson, who issued her a $35,000 secured bond.
Chandra has pending charges in other counties for felony possession of firearm by a convicted felon, and felony sale or deliver cocaine.
Chandra, who is a verified Blood gang member by the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections, was given no bond at the time of this arrest.