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Police arrest Mooresville man on multiple drug charges

Zachary J. Jentz, 20, was arrested on multiple drug charges in Mooresville
Zachary J. Jentz, 20, was arrested on multiple drug charges in Mooresville Courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

A Mooresville man has been arrested and charged with multiple drug-related crimes, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said.

Zachary J. Jentz, 20, has been charged with manufacture schedule VI marijuana, three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, maintain a vehicle or dwelling for selling controlled substance, possession of non tax paid liquor, simple possession of schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

According to authorities, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office had received numerous neighborhood complaints about suspected narcotics related traffic at 286 Sundown Road in Mooresville during the month of December.

An undercover operation of surveillance began in the area. During the investigation, authorities gathered information that showed Jentz was selling marijuana and other controlled substances in the Mooresville and Lake Norman Area, authorities said.

Undercover purchases were made from the suspect as detectives built their case.

A search warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence on March, 12. Detectives located a large amount of butane hash oil (which is also known as dabbing, honey oil or wax) worth $5,250; hydroponic marijuana worth $798, numerous pills, a bottle of Codeine, two gallons or non-tax-paid liquor (also known as moonshine), numerous pipes used to smoke the BHO and Marijuana as well as over 4500.00 dollars in cash were seized, authorities said.

Jentz was taken into custody and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was placed under 50,000 dollars secured bond, authorities said.

This investigation in ongoing and may result in further charges and investigations, authorities said.

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