28-year-old Joseph Daniel Klein of Capital Avenue in Mooresville was arrested Tuesday (December 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with seven felony counts apiece of sale or deliver heroin and possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, six felony counts of maintaining a dwelling for the distribution or sale of a controlled substance, five felony counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.
He’s also charged with single felony counts of trafficking heroin by possession or sale, sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule III controlled substance. Klein is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a narcotics search warrant at an address on Capital Avenue in Mooresville. While searching the residence, they found the subject of this investigation, Joseph Daniel Klein. He was arrested on scene and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center and charged.
The search and arrest conclude a two month long investigation into the alleged distribution of heroin in the southern end of Iredell County. Investigators received information about Klein receiving heroin from the Charlotte area, and they were told he was involved in the alleged distribution of heroin and other controlled substances in the southern end of Iredell County.
Officers reportedly purchased heroin directly from Klein. When the search warrant was served, Klein was allegedly found to be in possession of the drug inside his home and he was arrested without incident. Bond was set at $450,000 secured. A District Court date is January 5.