Calif. man held on drug charges in Iredell

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comNovember 15, 2013 

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office says Jason Stewart, 36, of San Diego, was charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine. (Iredell County Sheriff’s Office photo.)

IREDELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PHOTO

A California man was arrested last week on charges of selling methamphetamine, Iredell County authorities say.

Jason Terel Stewart, 36, of San Diego, was taken into custody Nov. 7 and charged with three counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, the Sheriff’s Office said. He is jailed under $200,000 bond.

Investigators said they had received information that Stewart traveled across the country, allegedly selling large quantities of high-quality crystal meth. Stewart’s travels were tracked to California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Texas, detectives said.

Authorities said they learned Stewart would be arriving in North Carolina on Nov. 7 and would be distributing drugs in Iredell County.

An undercover detective contacted Stewart and bought 34.5 grams of crystal meth from the suspect, investigators said. The drugs had a street value of $13,800, according to deputies.

Authorities said Stewart also was carrying more than 700 Oxycodone pills, with a street value of $22,800.

The investigation is continuing, and the Sheriff’s Office said additional charges are expected in the case.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle

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