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‘Nervous’ Charlotte man ends up in jail in Iredell

STATESVILLE -- Iredell County authorities say a Charlotte man’s nervous behavior during a traffic stop last week on Interstate 77 led them to arrest the man on drug-related charges.

Jonathan Andrew Godwin, 29, was taken into custody after a traffic stop last Tuesday evening on northbound Interstate 77 near the Tomlin Mill Road interchange north of Statesville.

The sheriff’s office says deputies spotted Godwin driving a vehicle too close to another vehicle and stopped him. During the traffic stop, deputies say, Godwin and passenger Michael Cooper of Concord became quite nervous and gave deputies conflicting stories about where they had come from and where they were going.

During the stop, deputies walked their K-9 dog Simba around the vehicle, and authorities say the dog gave a positive indication of drugs in the area.

Deputies searched the car and said they found a duffel bag in the trunk, containing two 1-pound bags of marijuana. Godwin was charged with felony possession of marijuana; possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say they also found about 20 counterfeit DVD’s in the back seat and charged Cooper, 32, with possession of counterfeit goods.

Godwin remains in jail under $200,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office.

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