A monthlong investigation resulted in the arrest of a Harmony man on charges of drug possession, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported.

On Oct. 23, Anthony Richard Rivers, 54, of Boundary Lane, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell/deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place to use/sell a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He received a $15,000 secured bond.

Sheriff Darren Campbell said members of the Narcotics Investigations Unit and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team performed a narcotics search warrant at Rivers’ home in the 100 block of Boundary Lane. He added investigators had received complaints regarding Rivers selling large amounts of crack cocaine from his home, and initiated an investigation based on the information.

After verifying the information, investigators were able to purchase drugs directly from Rivers at his home on several occasions, Campbell said.

Campbell said investigators found 8.04 grams of crack cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of powder cocaine and marijuana.

A news release from the sheriff’s office stated Rivers’ has a criminal history involving drug trafficking, drug possession, DWI, assault, resisting arrest and fleeing arrest.

He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21.

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