Two South Carolina men were arrested Friday for multiple drug charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 40, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release.
Phillip Daniel Hills, 42, of Galivants Ferry, South Carolina was charged with felony trafficking MDMA, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession with intent to sell/deliver a Schedule II controlled substance.
He received a $250,000 secured bond when appearing before a magistrate.
Glenn Fitzgerald Skinner III, 23, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, was served warrants on a true bill indictment for felony possession of a firearm by a felon and assault by pointing a firearm.
He received a $10,000 secured bond.
Sheriff Darren Campbell said deputies with the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Team checked on a Mercedes sedan that appeared to be stranded on the side of the road along I-40 west near the U.S. 21 exit.
The four people in the car told deputies they were from South Carolina and traveling to Tennessee; however they gave inconsistent reasons as to why they were traveling to Tennessee, Campbell stated.
The driver consented to a search of the vehicle, the release said. While searching the car, deputies found and seized around 43 grams of heroin, 32 grams of MDMA and $433 in cash which was in the possession of Hills, Campbell said.
Further investigation revealed Skinner had an outstanding order for arrest on felony charges, the release stated.
Campbell said both were arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.