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One Man Arrested, Another Sought In Drug Investigation
L-R: Robert Wayne Jenkins (arrested) and Justin Nathaniel Deaton (wanted)
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

One Man Arrested, Another Sought In Drug Investigation

32-year-old Robert Wayne Jenkins of Mocksville was arrested last Friday (September 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking crystal methamphetamine by possession, sale, and transportation, conspire to traffic crystal meth, possession with intent to sell or deliver counterfeit controlled substance, and sell or deliver counterfeit controlled substance. A second suspect, 38-year-old Justin Nathaniel Deaton of Statesville, is wanted in this case on a charge of felony conspire to traffic crystal meth.

The investigation was conducted in southern Iredell County after Narcotics Investigators received information about crystal meth being sold and distributed in the Troutman and Mooresville areas of Iredell County. Investigators identified Robert Wayne Jenkins as the suspect. It was also confirmed that he had ties to Iredell County despite living in Mocksville.

Undercover investigators reportedly purchased crystal meth from Jenkins. They arranged another purchase of the drug from Jenkins but determined the substance he sold them was counterfeit. Upon completion of the transaction, Jenkins was arrested without incident.

Jenkins was jailed in the Iredell County Detention Center without bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (September 16). If you have any information on where Deaton can be located, you are asked to call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100.