A western Iredell County man on probation for drug and weapon offenses faces new charges following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Jacob Miller

Sherriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Jacob Lee Mitchell, 28, of Bristol Drive, Statesville, in a news release.

Deputy C. Wilson, who is assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team, began investigating after receiving an anonymous tip that Mitchell using and selling methamphetamine at his residence on Bristol Drive, the sheriff said.

After learning Mitchell was on probation, Wilson then made contact with Probation Officer S. Duangsawat. They went to Mitchell’s residence. After speaking briefly with Mitchell, a search of his residence was conducted, leading to the seizure of  marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

Mitchell was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where Magistrate Callejas issued a $7,500 secured bond on the following charges: Felony Maintain a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and two counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The suspect is on probation for Felony Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction and Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.

According to the ICSO, Mitchell’s criminal history includes the following charges: Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property, five counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, two counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, two counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Stalking, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, Driving while Impaired, and Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.

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