A Statesville man is facing a dozen drug-related charges after an investigation into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine, Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.
Michael Douglas Styers, 40, of Log Cabin Road, was arrested on six counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver crystal methamphetamine, four counts of maintaining a dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver Schedule IV. All of the charges are felonies. A magistrate set bond at $65,000.
Campbell said narcotics investigators received information that Styers was possibly distributing crystal meth in the Statesville area. Investigators began conducting surveillance operations on Styers at various locations. After verifying the initial information, Campbell said, investigators purchased crystal meth from Styers.
On Tuesday, investigators searched the hotel where they found Styers and discovered 48 grams of crystal meth, Campbell said. He said the meth has a street value of $4,000.
Styers’ criminal history includes felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, DWI, numerous counts of driving while license is revoked and misdemeanor charges of injury to personal property, resisting a public officer, assault on a female, disorderly conduct, community threats and habitual assault.