A multi-agency effort involving the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has led to charges of trafficking heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon.
On Thursday, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Salisbury Police Department, United States Department of Homeland Security and the Mocksville Police Department, arrested 27-year-old Daziyah Johvelle Johnson of Greensboro. Johnson was charged with four counts of trafficking heroin by possession, four counts of trafficking heroin by transportation, three counts of trafficking heroin by sale, possession of firearm by felon and possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine. Johnson received a $200,000 secured bond, a news release from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office stated.
The arrest resulted from a 15-month investigation. Investigators purchased heroin on multiple occasions from Johnson, along with a 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun, the news release indicted. Johnson, a convicted felon, was prohibited from possessing firearms.
Johnson was stopped in his vehicle and arrested. During an ensuing search, an investigator found more than four grams of heroin and around 28 grams of methamphetamine, according to the release.
Johnson has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2008. Johnson has been convicted of breaking and entering, possession of a stolen vehicle, robbery with a dangerous weapon (two counts), attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed gun, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana. Johnson also has pending drug and driving charges in Guilford County.
The investigation is ongoing and will be submitted for review by the United States Attorney’s Office in Greensboro for possible federal prosecution.