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L-R: Jalin Amir Elliott, Cortney Sirron Phifer, Jr., Kasean Campanella Saddler
Courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Three Suspects Arrested Following Traffic Stop And Search Resulting In Seizure Of Drugs, Firearms

20-year-old Jalin Amir Elliott and 22-year-old Cortney Sirron Phifer, Jr., both of Winston-Salem, and 24-year-old Kasean Campanella Saddler of Harmony, were all arrested Saturday (February 10) by Statesville Police Officers.

Elliott is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance and conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana.
Saddler was charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver marijuana. Phifer was charged with conspiracy to sell & deliver marijuana.

On February 10, 2024, members of the Statesville Police Department’s Criminal Response Team conducted a traffic stop after a vehicle reportedly attempted to evade police officers, leading to the arrest of three individuals and the seizure of illegal drugs and firearms.

Officers initiated a traffic stop on a white 2023 GMC Acadia, which was identified as a rental vehicle originating from Winston-Salem. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers reportedly detected an overwhelming odor of marijuana emanating from inside, providing probable cause for a search.

The driver, identified as Elliott, along with passengers Phifer and Saddler, were detained and searched. During the search of the vehicle, officers uncovered illegal substances and firearms. Specifically, 846.5 grams (1.86 lbs) of marijuana, six oxycodone pills, $2,763 in cash, and two handguns were seized from the vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Elliott was issued a $3,000 secured bond, Saddler received a $1,500 secured bond. Due to existing bond obligations stemming from unrelated charges, Phifer was detained without bond at the Iredell County Detention Center. None of the suspects were listed as inmates in that facility as of earlier today (February 13). All three have District Court dates March 4.