Acting on a tip that a large amount of heroin was being driven from Charlotte to the Carrigan Road neighborhood in Troutman this week, Iredell County sheriff’s investigators seized drugs during a vehicle stop and arrested the man and woman inside, authorities said.
The arrests of Lance Gabriel Sigmon, 37, and Misty Dawn Goodman, 24, both of Troutman, came during an investigation into the distribution of heroin throughout the southern end of the county, Sheriff Phil Redmond said.
Investigators said they received information from numerous sources that Sigmon was one of the most “preeminent” heroin dealers in the Iredell County area. After many hours of surveillance and interviews, authorities said, detectives learned Sigmon would be bringing heroin from Charlotte.
Authorities said they confiscated at least $1,600 worth of heroin and crack cocaine hidden in the vehicle and on the suspects.
Sigmon was already facing charges of trafficking in heroin and selling heroin to an undercover officer, authorities said.
He now also faces two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and was jailed under a $400,000 secured bond.
Goodman was charged with two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia and was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond.