On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division arrested and charged Jose Martires Canales Jr, age 24 and Kaslyn Elizabeth Wallace, age 22 of Taylorsville following a search warrant served by the Narcotics Division at Canales’ residence located on Black Oak Ridge Road in Taylorsville.
The search warrant was obtained after a package was intercepted at the United States Post Office in Taylorsville. The package was being shipped to 5674 Black Oak Ridge Road from Rancho Cordova, California. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted oficers to the odor of narcotics on the suspected package.
A controlled delivery operation was then conducted with assistance from the Taylorsville Police Department Narcotics Unit and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
Jose Martires Canales Jr. is charged with Trafficking Marijuana after approximately 11 pounds of marijuana was seized. Canales is also charged with Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substance. He was transported to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center where he was placed under a $30,000 secured bond with a first appearance date scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2018.
Kaslyn Elizabeth Wallace is charged with one count of Possession of Methamphetamine and one count of Possession of Marijuana. She was transported to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center where she was placed under a $2,500 secured bond with a first appearance date scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2018.
These arrests stem from an ongoing investigation lasting several months. Approx. street value $50,000 .