Two people from Iredell County are charged with heroin trafficking following a traffic stop in Statesville, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported.

On Saturday, deputies with the Narcotics Investigation Unit and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team arrested Pedro Luis Ronda Gonzalez, 36, and Misty Marie Ross, 35, after finding them in possession of heroin, Sheriff Darren Campbell said.

Ross, of Simonton Road, was charged with felony trafficking heroin by possession and felony conspiracy to sell heroin. Gonzalez, of Peppertree Drive, Harmony, was charged with trafficking heroin by transport, trafficking heroin by possession and felony conspiracy to sell heroin.

Each received a $1 million secured bond.

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated the following in a news release:

Narcotics investigators had gotten information about Ross and Gonzalez being in Iredell County and in possession of narcotics. Law enforcement then began searching for the couple, and gathered additional information about a vehicle in which they might be traveling.

The pair were seen in Statesville and deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of East Broad Street. Gonzalez and Ross were in the vehicle.

While speaking with the two, deputies searched the vehicle and uncovered 28.1 grams of heroin in multiple bags. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $2,810. Both were arrested at the scene.

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