Special to Iredell Free News

A Charlotte man faces more than a dozen felony charges, including drug trafficking, following an investigation by the Mooresville Police Department.

MPD detectives received information in late August about a suspect who was transporting and distributing large amounts of illegal narcotics into the Mooresville/South Iredell area.

Based on the information, detectives began an investigation during which they were able to confirm the information and identify the suspect, according to an MPD news release. During the course of the investigation, undercover detectives met with the suspect on several occasions and made purchases of illegal narcotics from the suspect.

Yael Aguilar

On September 22, after a month-long investigation, the detectives obtained warrants charging the suspect, who was identified as 29-year Yael Alexander Aguilar of Charlotte, with numerous charges.

Aguilar, a previously deported illegal immigrant, was arrested without incident and charged with:

• 6 counts of felony trafficking methamphetamine;
• 2 counts of felony sell or deliver methamphetamine;
• 2 counts of felony possession with the intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine;
• 1 count of felony selling a schedule 2 controlled substance (fentanyl pills);
• 3 counts of felony maintaining a vehicle to sell controlled substances;
• 1 count of felony selling cocaine;
• 1 count of felony possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine;
• 1 count of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance; and
• 1 count of felony selling a counterfeit controlled substance

Aguilar was also served with warrants obtained by the N.C. Highway Patrol for 12 charges, including drug and firearm charges, stemming from a vehicle chase that occurred after troopers attempted to stop a vehicle Aguilar was driving on June 5.

After being arrested, Aguilar was transported to the Iredell County Jail, where he was given a $50,000 secured bond on the charges from MPD Detectives and a $100,000 secured bond on the charges from the NCSHP.

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