Curtis Bishop Bryant

Curtis Bishop Bryant, 37, of West Avenue


A Troutman resident has been arrested and charged after deputies found large amounts of narcotics when responding to a domestic violence call, Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell said.

On Friday, 37-year-old Curtis Bishop Bryant, of West Avenue, was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of cocaine, possession of ecstasy and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He was also given misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia.

He received a $30,000 secured bond from magistrates on those charges.

Deputies responded to a home on the 100 block of Gladiola Drive Friday after receiving reports of a domestic dispute, according to a news release. They found a female suffering from minor injuries walking down the road, the release stated.

Campbell said the victim told deputies she and Bryant had been arguing at her home.

When deputies tried to speak with Bryant, he fled out of the back door of his home toward his mother’s house, Campbell said, and deputies found two pill bottles lying on a mattress in the back yard close to where Bryant was last seen.

The pill bottles contained .36 ounces of cocaine, two doses of Ecstasy and a small amount of marijuana, the release states.

Bryant was found nearby and placed under arrest; deputies found information suggesting Bryant had more drugs in his vehicle at home while investigating the incident, the release states.

Campbell said deputies obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and located approximately 5.3 ounces of marijuana in the car. Bryant has a criminal history involving DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal contempt and second-degree trespassing, the release states.  

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