The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office released information on Friday that they’ve charged 34-year old Justin Lewis Ostwalt.
On August 11, Deputies assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team responded to 115 Dillon Drive in Statesville. Deputies learned that Ostwalt, a convicted felon with outstanding warrants for arrest, lived in the home.
When Officers arrived Ostwalt was spotted running into the residence. A woman eventually came to the door and escorted the Deputies inside to search for Ostwalt, according to the news release.
While Deputies were searching in the basement, they discovered a large amount of marijuana as well as multiple firearms. Ostwalt was located inside a locked bathroom. During the ensuing search of the residence, Deputies seized 254 grams of marijuana, 14 grams of marijuana wax, 8.14 grams of pressed fentanyl pills, and .01 grams of methamphetamine. Five firearms and 300 rounds of ammunition were also seized due to Ostwalt being a convicted felon.
Ostwalt is charged with multiple drug and weapons offenses and is being held in the Iredell County Detention Center under a secured bond of $352,000.
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