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Dustin Lee Benge
Courtesy of Iredell County P2C website

Heroin Trafficking Charges Lodged Against Suspect Arrested Thursday

35-year-old Dustin Lee Benge was arrested Thursday (December 28) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, single felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. Benge was also charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule III controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Benge was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday at an address on Sullivan Road in Statesville. He was incarcerated in the Iredell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (December 29). A District Court appearance is scheduled for January 16.