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Three Suspects Arrested In Iredell County Drug Investigation

Three Suspects Arrested In Iredell County Drug Investigation

43-year-old Erik Michael Bafford and 42-year-old Jaime Beth Duncan, both of the same Birchwood Road, Statesville, address, and 30-year-old Kristopher Dennis Young of Bristol Road in Statesville were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers.

Bafford and Duncan were charged with felony counts of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver oxycodone, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and possession of marijuana. Young was charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana paraphernalia.

Last Thursday (September 10) the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigations Unit received information about illegal drug activity occurring in the area of Bell Farm Road, east of Statesville. On Friday (September 11), deputies with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team and narcotics investigators established a surveillance operation in the area. Using the information received, they found the suspect vehicle.

A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle for a traffic violation on East Broad Street. Kristopher Young was reportedly found in possession of one gram of cocaine, 82 grams of marijuana, and a loaded handgun. The deputies then responded to a residence on Birchwood Road as the investigation continued. When they arrived, they met with the residents there, Erik Bafford and Jaime Duncan. They searched the home and reportedly found 34 grams of Cocaine, 2,226 grams of Marijuana, 600 grams of THC “Wax”, 105 THC cartridges, 24 dosage units of Oxycodone, and 18,009.00 dollars cash.

Bafford and Duncan were each issued $250,000 secured bonds, bond for Young was set at $1,500 secured. Bafford is scheduled to appear in District Court September 21, Duncan and Young have District Court dates scheduled October 5.

[L-R: Erik Bafford, Jaime Duncan, Kristopher Young, photo courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff’s Office]