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Two Arrested In Statesville On Felony Heroin Charges
from left: Jeremy Wade Thanavastien & Jordan Leigh Elliott
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Two Arrested in Statesville on Felony Heroin Charges

44-year-old Jeremy Wade Thanavastien of Old Wilkesboro Road in Statesville and 30-year-old Jordan Leigh Elliott of Alexander Street in Mooresville have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. Thanavastien was charged with felony counts of trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver methadone, and maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance. Elliott was charged with felony possession of heroin. Both suspects were charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

On December 10, Deputies and N.C. Probation & Parole Officers responded to Thanavastien’s residence after Officers received information suggesting that Thanavastien was selling heroin. He is currently on parole for felony possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin.

Deputies arrived and found Thanavastien and Jordan Leigh Elliott, who were allegedly conducting a drug deal. Elliott had reportedly just purchased heroin from Thanavastien. Officers searched the residence and found over ten grams of heroin in multiple baggies, methadone, and drug paraphernalia consistent with the sale of illegal narcotics.

Thanavastien and Elliott were arrested and taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center. Bond for Thanavastien was set at $150,000, secured, while Elliott was given a $3,000 secured bond. Thanavastien will appear in District Court on January 4. Elliott has a court date on January 7.

Thanavastien has a long criminal history that includes credit card fraud, D.W.I., breaking & entering, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, resisting a public officer, fleeing to elude arrest, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, the sale of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of heroin, and possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin. Elliott’s criminal history includes only misdemeanor offenses.