A man suspected of being responsible for selling crack cocaine in the Garfield Street area was arrested after an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.
Rick Lee Mayfield, 27, of Falls Street, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule II, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule VI and felony maintaining a dwelling to sell or use controlled substances. A magistrate set bond at $15,000.
Campbell said narcotics investigators, with assistance from the Warrant Squad, served a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of Falls Street Friday. He said the search warrant was the culmination of an undercover investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in that area.
Narcotics investigators received information about a man, later identified as Mayfield, selling crack cocaine.
Investigators conducted surveillance operations verifying the information and then were able to buy crack directly from Mayfield at the residence.
Upon the execution of the search warrant, sheriff’s office investigators located Mayfield, along with another man and two women, inside the residence. A search of the residence located crack cocaine and marijuana along with other items consistent with the sell and distribution of controlled substances, Campbell said.
Mayfield was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.
Mayfield’s criminal history consists of a charge of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.