A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Statesville man on numerous drug charges, concluding a two-month investigation.
Michael Bruce Adams, 43, of Lamb Road, was charged with three counts each of sell/deliver a Schedule I controlled substance and possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance, two counts each of trafficking in methamphetamine by sale and by possession and one count each of sell/deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell/deliver a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. All of the charges, except the drug paraphernalia count, are felonies.
A magistrate set bond for Adams at $2 million.
Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said, in a news release, that narcotics investigators received information that Adams was involved in the distribution of large amounts of crystal methamphetamine and initiated surveillance on him.
Campbell said the surveillance identified individuals buying crystal meth from Adams and undercover investigators bought 111 grams of crystal meth directly from him.
Adams was arrested after a traffic stop by members of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team (ACE).
Campbell added that investigators have seen an increase in the amount of crystal meth being sold in the community, and he believes this arrest has removed a person responsible for some of that activity from the streets.
Adams’ criminal history includes felony possession of Schedule I substance and felony hit-and-run and numerous misdemeanor charges including resisting a public officer, threatening phone calls, hit-and-run property damage, possession of a Schedule VI substance, tattooing, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a Schedule II substance.