FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Winston-Salem man faces multiple charges, including drug trafficking, after being stopped in a stolen vehicle in Iredell County.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Brodrick Lamont Speas, 31, in a news release Wednesday.
ICSO Lt. J. Younts was patrolling in the area of Williamson Road and River Highway in Mooresville on Friday, September 16, when he received information about a stolen motor vehicle traveling west on West Plaza Drive near Interstate 77, Campbell said.
While looking for the vehicle, Younts saw it traveling west on River Highway and conducted a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a business located at 592 River Highway, according to the news release.
Speas, who was driving the vehicle, was taken into custody and charged with possession of the stolen motor vehicle.
Deputies N. Hodges and S. Rowe responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
While searching the vehicle, the deputies located five pounds of marijuana, 10 grams of fentanyl, 20 grams of cocaine, 30 dosage units of Xanax, and a loaded handgun, Campbell said.
Speas was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Trafficking of Opium or Heroin by Transport, Felony Trafficking of Opium or Heroin by Possession, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony maintain Vehicle, Dwelling, or Place for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Misdemeanor Carry a Concealed Weapon, and Misdemeanor Driving While License Revoked.
Speas appeared before Magistrate Hollar, who issued a $750,000 secured bond on these charges.