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Two Arrested On Felony Drug Charges At Statesville Motel
from left: David Ray Morgan & Anita Marie Cullen

Two Arrested on Felony Drug Charges at Statesville Motel

48-year-old David Ray Morgan, who is listed as a homeless person from Statesville, and 38-year-old Anita Marie Cullen of Cotton Gin Road in Stony Point have both been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on drug charges. They were both charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule III controlled substance, and conspiracy to distribute crystal meth, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Wednesday (July 22), Deputies and Narcotics Investigators arrested the two at the Best In-Town Motel on West Front Street in Statesville. The arrests came after Investigators received information that Morgan and Cullen were coming to Statesville from Charlotte. The suspects were said to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine.

A surveillance operation was established near the motel. When Morgan and Cullen arrived, they were approached by Officers. After speaking with the suspects, Deputies learned that the suspects did have crystal meth and other controlled substances in their possession.

Morgan and Cullen were taken into custody without incident and placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center. Morgan was given a $25,000 secured bond, while Cullen’s bond was set at $10,000, secured. Morgan will appear in District Court on July 28. Cullen has a court date on August 11.

Morgan’s criminal history includes felony counts of breaking & entering, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, assault inflicting serious injury, and two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of breaking & entering, larceny, receiving stolen goods, purchase or possession of alcohol for an underage person, intoxicated & disruptive, D.W.I. level 4, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault on a female, disorderly conduct, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, communicating threats, assault, and an out-of-county probation violation.

Cullen has a criminal history that includes misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, larceny, financial card fraud, possession of drug paraphernalia, and shoplifting by concealment.