A Statesville man who was wanted in Gaston County on more than two dozen outstanding charges was jailed without bond following his arrest by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Boris Cunningham

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Boris Dewan Cunningham, 45, of West Front Street, Statesville, in a news release on Tuesday.

On Sunday, April 8, Warrant Squad Deputy D. Joyce determined Cunningham, who had 25 outstanding warrants, was at his residence and took him into custody after he attempted to flee into the residence, the sheriff said. 

At the time of arrest, Cunningham was in possession of fentanyl, MDMA, and methamphetamine packaged in a manner consistent with the sale of narcotics, according to the news release.

Deputies applied for and received a search warrant for the residence. During the search, deputies located fentanyl, MDMA, methamphetamine, marijuana, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia during the search, Campbell said.

In total, he faces 33 felony drug charges, including eight counts of trafficking in opium, and three misdemeanor drug charges.

Deputy Joyce transported Cunningham to the Iredell County Detention Center, where Magistrate Callejas set his bond at $2.55 million for the outstanding warrants from Gaston County. The suspect was jailed without bond on the Iredell County charges.

According to the ICSO, Cunningham’s criminal history includes the following charges two counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, and Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.

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