FROM STAFF REPORTS
Two suspects face drug charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to a home in west Iredell to follow up on in information that received about illegal narcotics sales at the residence.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Jeremy Wade Thanavastien, 44, and Jordan Leigh Elliott, 30, in a news release Wednesday.
On Thursday, December 10, deputies assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team responded with N.C. Probation and Parole personnel traveled to a residence in the 2100 block of Old Wilkesboro Road, according to the news release.
ICSO deputies had received information that Thanavastien, who is currently on parole for felony possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, was selling heroin at that location, Campbell said.
When the deputies arrived at the residence, they located Thanavastien and Elliott, who had just purchased heroin from Thanavastien, according to the news release.
The officers searched the residence and located over ten grams of heroin in multiple individual baggies, along with dosage units of Methadone, and items of drug paraphernalia consistent with the sale of illegal narcotics, Campbell said.
Thanavastien and Elliott were arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center.
Thanavastien was charged with Felony Trafficking Heroin, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance (Heroin), Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance (Methadone), Felony Maintain a Dwelling or Vehicle for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Thanavastien was taken before Magistrate Thompson, who issued a $150,000 secured bond on these charges.
Elliott was charged with Felony Possession of Heroin and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug of Paraphernalia. Magistrate Thompson issued a $3,000 secured bond on these charges.