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Suspects Arrested In Connection To Meth Trafficking Investigation
L-R: William Ray Tyler, Jr. and Brandy Stout Anderson
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Suspects Arrested In Connection To Meth Trafficking Investigation

28-year-old William Ray Tyler Jr. of Mooresville and 46-year-old Brandy Stout Anderson of Lincolnton were arrested last Friday (April 29) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers.

Tyler is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule I controlled substance (MDMA), single felony counts of sell or deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance (MDMA), sell or deliver schedule VI controlled substance, Level-One and Level-Two trafficking of crystal methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Tyler was also served with outstanding warrants from Cumberland County for felony counts of trespassing during an emergency, conspiracy, and breaking and entering, along with a misdemeanor count of assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present. Anderson was charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to traffic crystal meth.

On Friday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators concluded a month-long investigation into the trafficking and distribution of crystal meth in the southern end of Iredell County. Investigators went to an address on Cricklewood Lane in Mooresville and arrested Tyler and Anderson.

Narcotics investigators had received information at the beginning of April about Tyler allegedly being involved in the distribution of narcotics in Southern Iredell County.
Undercover investigators conducted surveillance operations verifying this information. Officers reportedly made undercover purchases of crystal meth and other narcotics directly from Tyler.

Throughout the investigation, investigators learned that Anderson, who is Tyler’s girlfriend, was working with Tyler by making arrangements and distributing meth. When officers arrived at the residence to make the arrests last Friday, the two suspects were in the process of moving out of the home.

The two suspects were detained and the home was secured. A search was then conducted. A pistol and additional narcotics were located inside a vehicle belonging to Brandy Anderson. Officers seized approximately 421.86 grams of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $42,000, and 120 dosage units of MDMA with an estimated street value of $1,200.

Tyler was detained in the Iredell County Detention Center under $1,315,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of today (May 4). Anderson received a $25,000 secured bond. She is not listed as an inmate. Tyler’s next District Court date is May 23. Anderson has a May 25 appearance scheduled in District Court.