A tip from a confidential informant led to the arrest this week of a Charlotte man suspected of trafficking cocaine in Mecklenburg and Union counties.
A search warrant shows Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Tuesday seized 8.5 grams of powder cocaine, $107,000 in cash, an apparent drug ledger and drug paraphernalia from the van and southeast Charlotte apartment home of Mohammad Tariq Khan.
CMPD narcotics detectives had been conducting surveillance on Khan and his apartment, in the 6500 block of Idlewild Road, after their informant told them he was selling cocaine.
That investigation provided Union County deputies with enough evidence to obtain warrants for Khan on charges of cocaine trafficking there, the search warrant shows.
Deputies on Tuesday showed up at Khans apartment to serve those warrants.
CMPD detectives assisted and received Khans consent to search his apartment and van, which was parked outside of the apartment, according to the search warrant.
After discovering the drugs, paraphernalia and cash, Khan was also charged in Mecklenburg County with two felony counts of trafficking cocaine, three counts of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for controlled substance, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Khan was in the Mecklenburg County jail Friday on $415,500 bond.
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