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Albert Rhyne Stewart
Courtesy of Mooresville Police Department

Man Charged With String Of Felony Drug Offenses Following Search

57-year-old Albert Rhyne Stewart of Mooresville was arrested Wednesday (August 23) by Mooresville Police Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of trafficking, opium or heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance.

He’s also charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, possession of cocaine, possession of schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substance. Stewart is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

After receiving complaints of illegal drug activity, detectives with the Mooresville Police Department’s Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation that resulted in the search of a residence on North Academy Street. On Wednesday, detectives conducted that search after their investigation revealed that Albert Rhyne Stewart was allegedly selling fentanyl from the home.

During the search, detectives seized approximately 30 grams of raw fentanyl, 161 fentanyl pills which were made to look like oxycodone pills, 14 lorazepam pills, five Oxycodone pills, a small amount of cocaine, and $1,320 cash. Stewart was arrested and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center, where he remained as of earlier today (August 25) under $810,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for September 14.

According to Mooresville Police, Stewart has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1987 which includes numerous convictions for drug related offenses. Stewart was released from prison in 2019 after serving nearly six years for being an habitual felon. Stewart is currently on probation for a conviction for possession of schedule II controlled substance following a 2021 arrest.