A two-month undercover narcotics investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in a Mooresville man being charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell and deliver.
The investigation began when narcotics investigators said they learned suspect Sedrick Markies Barnes, 27, was selling cocaine and marijuana in Mooresville near the intersection of N.C. 150 and N.C. 152.
Surveillance operations were established and investigators said they witnessed Barnes selling cocaine, and multiple undercover purchases were made from him over two months.
Barnes, who lives on Vandenbrook Lane in Mooresville, was charged Aug. 5. Charges include four counts of felony trafficking in cocaine, three counts of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of felony selling and delivering cocaine and one count of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.
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Barnes was placed under a $400,000 secured bond. He has a lengthy criminal drug history that includes three felony convictions for possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and two felony convictions of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.
He is on supervised probation and was out on a $100,000 secured bond for drug charges in June.