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Iredell man faces drug charges

STATESVILLE – Authorities say an Iredell County man was arrested on drug charges this week after a traffic stop in the western part of the county.

The sheriff’s office says Desean Millsaps, 23, of Stony Point, was taken into custody after deputies found packages of heroin and marijuana in his vehicle.

According to deputies, a team of detectives was working in the Bristol Road area of the county when authorities saw a Nissan Maxima stop in the road. The driver and a passenger got out of the car as deputies approached.

When asked by deputies why he had stopped in the middle of the road, Millsaps allegedly told officers he did not have a driver’s license. A deputy said he noticed Millsaps drop a plastic bag on the ground, and Millsaps allegedly fought with officers during a search.

According to investigators, the bag contained 24 individually wrapped packages of heroin and eight packages of marijuana. Millsaps was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin; possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; resisting arrest; and driving without a license.

He was jailed under $50,000 bond, the sheriff’s office says.

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