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.
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