Iredell County sheriff’s investigators have arrested and charged a Statesville man with heroin-related offenses after a two-week investigation.
Keith Deshon Adams, 28, is charged with trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, resisting a public officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The investigation began in September when sheriff’s detectives learned someone was trying to buy handgun permits for another person, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said.
The investigation found that Adams tried to obtain firearms, magazines and ammunition in a “straw” purchase, an illegal purchase by one person for someone not allowed to own those items, detectives said.
Adams is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms because of numerous felony convictions, detectives said.
The Sheriff’s Office said investigators also conducted an undercover investigation of Adams involving the distribution of drugs in the Statesville area.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives and special agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted in the arrest.
Adams is being held in jail without bond.
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