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29-year-old Antonio Maurice Montgomery, Jr. of Plum Creek Lane in Charlotte has been charged with one count of felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He has not been taken into custody.
On Sunday (August 14), Iredell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported noise disturbance at a large party on the 100 block of Bridlewood Lane, off of Fern Hill Road south of Troutman. Officers found several vehicles parked on the side of the roadway. Through the window of one of the vehicles, an Officer saw a large plastic bag containing a large amount of white powder. The Officer believed the powder to be a controlled narcotic.
The vehicle was registered to Antonio Maurice Montgomery, Jr. Deputies then approached the home and asked about the gathering and inquired if Antonio Montgomery was still present. Montgomery came outside to speak with the Deputies. When asked about the white powder, he told the Deputies the drugs were not his and unlocked his vehicle at the Officers’ request.
As Deputies secured the drugs and weapons found in the vehicle, Montgomery abruptly ran away. Deputies attempted to locate the suspect, but were unsuccessful.
Deputies seized one AR-15 rifle, one drum magazine, 121 rounds of ammunition, a Smith & Wesson 40 caliber pistol, 16 rounds of 40 caliber ammunition, digital scales, and 18.9 grams of cocaine.
Warrants have been issued for Montgomery’s arrest and he has been entered into a law enforcement database as a wanted person. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Antonio Maurice Montgomery, Jr. should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100.
Montgomery has a criminal history that includes one felony count of carrying a concealed gun and misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently on probation on charges from Cabarrus County for carrying a concealed weapon.