FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Statesville man face drug and gun charges following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office that culminated with a raid on a Logan Street home.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Tami Elsea Randall, 27, in a news release.
Randall was arrested on Friday when ICSO narcotics investigators and the SERT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 534 Logan Street in Statesville, Campbell said.
The ICSO began investigating after narcotics investigators received information about the occupants of the residence possibly distributing controlled substances in the area, the sheriff said.
Narcotics investigators conducted surveillance operations to confirm the information and then purchased cocaine from individuals at that address, according to the news release.
Investigators identified Randall and another individual, who investigators were aware of from other investigations in the recent past, as the sources of the narcotics, Campbell said.
While executing the search warrant, the investigators located Randall along with another person inside the residence. Both were detained without incident.
During the search of the residence, ICSO personnel seized a 9 mm pistol and 1,076 grams of marijuana, according to the news release.
Randall was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, and Felony Maintaining a Dwelling or Residence for Sale or Use of Controlled Substance.
Magistrate D. Chambers issued a $100,000 secured bond.
According to the ICSO, the suspect’s criminal record includes the following charges: Felony Common Law Robbery, Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods, four counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, two counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Marijuana, and DWI Level 5.
Randall is currently on probation for Felony Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana.