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Keith Andrew Adams
Courtesy of Iredell County P2C website

Man Charged With String Of Drug Offenses After Being Stopped At Checkpoint

59-year-old Keith Andrew Adams of Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Adams is also charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to published reports, a news release from the Sheriff’s Office says that a moped displaying an expired registration plate approached a traffic checkpoint on Friday, October 13. The checkpoint was on Hickory Highway at Stamey Farm Road. The moped driver did not have identification but provided a name and date of birth. After an officer was unable to find the name in a DMV database, it was determined the moped’s driver was actually Keith Andrew Adams. Deputies also discovered the moped had been reported stolen from Statesville.

While deputies were handcuffing Adams, he attempted to reach into his front pocket, but, according to the published reports, the officer prevented him from doing so. The deputy then searched Adams and reportedly found a bag in his pocket containing cocaine, various pills packaged individually for sale, and drug paraphernalia.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect’s criminal history shows a list of charges including felony counts of trafficking heroin, sale of cocaine, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and several misdemeanor counts including assault on a female, simple assault, and second-degree trespass.

Adams was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he remained as of earlier today (October 20) under $27,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for November 6.

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