39-year-old Joshua Albert Brown, 51-year-old James Bryant Caudill, 47-year-old June Jerome Renegar, and 53-year-old Ronald Philip Dulin, all from the same address on Lipe Road in Troutman, along with 51-year-old David Todd Watson of Miller Farm Road in Statesville have all been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony drug charges. Brown, Watson, and Renegar were all charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Brown, Caudill, and Dulin were each charged with felony possession of a schedule III controlled substance. In addition, Brown faces two counts of felony possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and he was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were arrested Tuesday (May 17) when Iredell County Narcotics Investigators and Deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at the Lipe Road residence. The search came after Investigators received information regarding individuals at the residence who actively distributed narcotics in the community. Undercover investigators conducted surveillance operations in the area and verified the information. Investigators purchased narcotics directly from suspects at the home, leading to issuance of the search warrant.
Due to the number of individuals with extensive criminal histories known to live and stay at the residence, extra caution was used when serving the search warrant. A total of eight people were on the property when the search was conducted. All were secured without incident. The search turned up crystal methamphetamine, Suboxone, Xanax, Soma, and other unidentified pills, along with drug paraphernalia.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the residence is located within 1,000 feet of a local church and was described as “a constant nuisance to area community members.” The investigation is ongoing. Additional arrests are expected.
The suspects were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. Brown’s bond was set at $25,000, secured. Caudill and Renegar were each given a $10,000 secured bond. Dulin was given a $2,500 secured bond, while Watson was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond. Brown has District Court dates coming up on May 23, June 6, and June 7. Caudill and Dulin were both scheduled to appear in court yesterday (May 18). Renegar and Watson are set to appear in District Court on June 6.