Two Iredell County residents were arrested and charged this week after a six-month investigation into heroin distribution in the Mooresville area and southwest Rowan County, authorities said.
Rowan sheriff’s investigators charged Orion Trevel Adams, 23, of Mooresville, with 10 counts of trafficking heroin, two counts each of sale and delivery of heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, and one count of conspiracy to traffic heroin, conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin, possession of stolen goods, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed weapon.
Adams, who has two felony drug convictions from 2012, was jailed on $1 million bail.
Investigators also charged Dominique Lynn Davis, 19, of Statesville, with two counts each of trafficking heroin and conspiracy to traffic heroin and one count of conspiracy to sell and deliver heroin. She was jailed on $50,000 bail.
Investigators accuse Davis of driving Adams to Charlotte numerous times to pick up large amounts of heroin. Davis also is accused of driving Adams on deliveries to heroin customers.
On the final transaction before their arrests, Davis is accused of driving Adams on Monday to a site in southwest Rowan County where 20 grams of heroin valued at $4,000 were delivered to an undercover officer.
Adams was armed with a loaded 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun that had been reported stolen in Mooresville on Sunday, investigators said.