A 32-year-old Statesville woman has been arrested and faces six felony charges for trafficking methamphetamine in Iredell County.
Rhiannon Nicole Forrest was arrested April 7 during a traffic stop. Her location at the time of her arrest and details of the traffic stop were not disclosed.
An investigation into methamphetamine sales in Iredell began months ago, according to a report from Sheriff Darren Campbell.
The narcotics unit received at least one tip about methamphetamine being sold in the central portion of the county, including areas near Interstate 40 and U.S. 21 in Statesville.
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Undercover officers were able to make meth buys in that area and get proof of Forrest making drug sales, according to Campbell’s report.
Forrest has been charged with six felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bond was set at $250,000.
Forrest’s past convictions include larceny, possession of schedule II narcotic (cocaine), possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II narcotic (cocaine), possession of schedule VI drug (marijuana), and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Forrest had her probation revoked in 2015.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms