Evidence seized by MPD detectives during narcotics investigation.

Special to Iredell Free News

Mooresville Police Department detectives executed two search warrants on Friday after receiving information that a convicted felon was selling fentanyl pills from his residence of 620 Brookwood Street in Mooresville as well as another residence located at 18 Cascade Street in Mooresville.

During the execution of the search warrants, detectives seized over 2,000 fentanyl pills (approximately 325 grams), 19 grams of fentanyl powder, 22 grams of cocaine, 110 grams of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, Suboxone strips, more than $9,000, and a 9mm handgun, police said.

Nicholas Tucker

The MPD announced the arrest of Nicholas Pyaz Tucker, 33, in a news release Saturday. 

Tucker was charged with two counts of trafficking opiates, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of firearm by a felon, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, two counts of felony maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of controlled substances, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held at the Iredell County Jail under a $ 750,000 secured bond.

According to the MPD, Tucker’s criminal history dates back to 2008 and includes the following charges: selling marijuana, conspiracy to sell cocaine, and possession with the intent to sell heroin.

At the time of his arrest, Tucker was out on bond for multiple charges, including possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance (pending since 2018), felony possession of cocaine (pending since 2019), and possession of a stolen motor vehicle (pending since 2021).

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