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Items seized during investigation on October 2, 2023
Courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Drug And Firearm Charges Filed Against Juvenile

A juvenile faces drug and firearm charges following an investigation Monday (October 2). According to information released Monday, the Statesville Police Department worked in collaboration with North Carolina Probation and Parole to locate one of their probationers at an address on East Sharpe Street in Statesville.

Upon contact with the residents of the address, officers saw marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a common area of the residence. Officers secured the residence and obtained a search warrant for the premises. During the execution of the search warrant, officers reportedly found a substantial amount of marijuana and a stolen firearm inside a bedroom within the residence.

A 15-year-old juvenile was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with multiple offenses, including felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a stolen firearm.

A secured custody order was obtained for the juvenile, who was then transported to the Alexander County Juvenile Detention Center. The stolen firearm was confirmed to have been reported missing from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The Statesville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating this incident. They are requesting that anyone with additional information related to this case contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3515.