FROM STAFF REPORTS
Two suspects face felony drug and weapons charges after a search of the vehicle they were traveling in yielded methamphetamine and a stolen firerarm, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Gregory David Evans, 50, of Overcash Road, Troutman, and Christopher Brandon Propst, 42, of Sunrise Avenue, Maiden, in a news release Monday.
On Friday, November 5, ICSO Deputy D. Souther conducted a traffic stop on Chevrolet Silverado truck at the intersection of Old Mountain Road and Buffalo Shoals Road for multiple traffic infractions, Campbell said.
After Deputy Souther asked the occupants of the vehicle if there was any illegal items in the truck, the occupants said there were none, according to the news release. Souther then asked for consent to search the truck, and Evans gave consent to the search, Campbell said.
A search of the truck located 21.28 grams of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia, along with a Ruger LC9 handgun, which was reported stolen from Anderson, S.C., according to the news release.
One of the suspects, who originally identified himself as Curtis Moore, was positively identified as Propst. A criminal records check located 10 outstanding warrants from numerous surrounding counties for Propst’s arrest.
Evans and Propst were taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center.
Evans was charged with Felony Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Felony Harboring a Fugitive. Evans appeared before Magistrate Hollar, who issued a $35,000 secured bond on these charges.
Propst was charged with Felony Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and numerous outstanding arrest warrants. Magistrate Hollar issued Propst a $247,000 secured bond.