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28-year-old Talian Jacques Troutman was arrested last Friday (December 1) by Mooresville Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of trafficking, opium or heroin and trafficking in cocaine, single felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance.
Troutman is also charged with misdemeanor and traffic offenses. Last Friday, Mooresville Police Officers were dispatched to the area of West Wilson Avenue in reference to a report of reckless driving involving a truck spinning tires and traveling at a high rate of speed. While enroute to the scene, MPD Communications received a report of a similar vehicle being involved in a traffic crash on Hillside Drive.
Upon their arrival, Officers found a 2023 Ford F-150 in the woods off the side of the roadway. Officers found the driver, the suspect Troutman, walking away from the scene of the crash. When Officers reached the truck, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Based on the odor, a search of the vehicle was conducted. Officers reportedly found approximately 65 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of fentanyl, 100 grams of marijuana, 35 pills of Alprazolam, a stolen 9mm pistol, and more than $900 in cash.
Following the arrest, Troutman was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $2,500,000 secured bond. He has District Court dates scheduled for December 18, December 20, January 10, and February 7. Troutman has a criminal history that includes convictions for felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, assault inflicting serious injury on a law enforcement or probation officer, and two counts of felony common law robbery.