46-year-old Kevin Joseph Funk of Pulaski, Virginia, was arrested last Thursday (August 20) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, single felony counts of maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for selling or maintaining a controlled substance and possession of schedule I controlled substance (LSD), along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Last Thursday shortly after 5:00 p.m., Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were called to the area of Tomlin Mill Road and Jennings Road in Statesville. Police were told there was a suspicious man in a White Cadillac SUV, possibly casing houses to break into.
Deputies responded to the area. A traffic stop was conducted on a white Cadillac Escalade in the area. An officer approached the driver, Kevin Joseph Funk. After speaking with Funk who police say appeared extremely nervous and reportedly gave conflicting statements as to the reasons for being in the area, the deputies called for a K-9 unit to respond to assist them in the investigation.
The K-9 officer gave a positive indication for the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, police found more than 300 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The information released by police does not include a reason for the LSD charge.
Kevin Joseph Funk was arrested on scene and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was jailed under $350,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (August 24). His next District Court date is September 9.[Photos courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff’s Office]