Authorities said a Rowan County man was jailed this week after he sold drugs to an undercover officer in an elementary school parking lot.
In June, the Iredell County Sheriffs Office began investigating drug activity in the eastern area of the county. Their investigation led them to a 32-year-old Joseph Lee Alexander, who is also known as Buff, according to the Sheriffs Office.
An undercover detective met with Alexander three times and bought crack cocaine from him, authorities said. Their first meeting happened in the parking lot of Cool Springs Elementary School, about 10 miles northeast of Statesville. School was not in session at the time, the Sheriffs Office said.
During the operation, detectives said, they purchased crack cocaine with a total street value of $1,200.
Alexander, of Woodleaf, was arrested Monday and charged with three counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell or deliver and three counts of selling or delivering cocaine. Hes also charged with selling cocaine with 1,000 feet of a school.
Records show Alexander is a felon whos previously been convicted of multiple drug offenses.
He was being held in Iredell County jail under a $25,000 bond.