On Wednesday, October 7th, Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team performed a traffic stop on a passenger vehicle on Interstate 77 South near the 63 Mile Marker.The deputies approached and spoke with 42-year old Aaron Ramont Moore of Smyrna, Georgia. Moore was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. He told the deputies he was traveling from Pittsburgh to Atlanta.
During the traffic stop, a canine was utilized and gave a positive indication for the presence and odor of a narcotic coming from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and deputies discovered 14.02 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle concealed inside a large suitcase. The individual packages were vacuumed sealed.
Moore was arrested on scene, and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center. Moore was charged with; Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Possession, and Felony Trafficking Marijuana by Transport.
A secured bond of $75,000 was set.