FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Harmony man faces state and federal drug charges following an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigation into crack cocaine sales in northern Iredell County.

Anthony Rivers

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Anthony Richard Rivers, 54, in a news release on Thursday.

ICSO narcotics investigators and deputies assigned to the Warrant Squad arrested Rivers at his residence at 124 Boundary Lane in Harmony on Tuesday, July 28.

According to Campbell, Rivers was the focus of an investigation being conducted by narcotics investigators.

Rivers was responsible for the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in northern Iredell County, the sheriff said. As part of the investigation, two search warrants were executed at Rivers’ residence, according to the news release.

At the time of his arrest, Rivers was free on bond on felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. He has also been served with a federal arrest warrant for possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

Rivers was transported to the Iredell County Detention center, where he received a $50,000 secured bond for his state charges. A hold order was issued pending his first appearance in federal court in the Western District of North Carolina.

According to the ICSO, Rivers’ criminal history includes eights counts of felony sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, felony sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, and four counts of felony possession of cocaine.

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