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Amanda Lee Coker Goldsmith
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Catawba County Woman Among 22 Charged In Drug Round-Up

In the continuous efforts of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, 22 alleged drug dealers have been arrested in the latest drug dealer round-up operation conducted by the agency. The arrests stem from investigations conducted in the latter part of 2022 and 2023. These individuals have been arrested for numerous felony drug crimes.

The majority of these suspects have significant criminal histories. Ten were on probation at the time of arrest, and two are verified gang members. All of these suspects were directly involved in the sale of or facilitating the sale of narcotics to an undercover investigator.

Charges filed against the suspects include felony schedule II and III controlled substance offenses, trafficking crystal methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance inside a prison or jail facility, and firearm and false pretense counts. A majority of the suspects face schedule II controlled substance charges.

14 of the 22 suspects charged are Statesville residents. Two of the individuals are from Troutman. There are also suspects from Albemarle, Kannapolis, Mooresville, Stony Point, Cleveland, N.C., and Catawba.

39-year-old Amanda Lee Coker Goldsmith of Oxford School Road in Catawba was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver and sale and delivery of schedule II controlled substance. She received a $10,000 secured bond. She is not listed as an inmate in Iredell County and no court date was listed.