On Friday, May 14, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team was assisting the Statesville Police Department with a special assignment and conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of West Garner Bagnal Boulevard and Shelton Avenue.The driver, Harold Troy Little, age 41 of Taylorsville was informed to the reason for the stop. While speaking with Little and a passenger identified as 35-year old Ashley Brooks Church of Taylorsville, Deputies became suspicious of ongoing illegal activity.
K-9 Officer “Bosco” gave a positive indication for the presence of illegal drugs.
Deputies then searched the vehicle, where they located: 33.2 Grams of Crystal Methamphetamine which was packaged in a manner consistent with individual sales, three dosage units of Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and items of drug paraphernalia. Little and Church were arrested on scene.
Little was charged with: Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine by Possession, Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine by Transport, Felony Possession with Intent to Sale or Deliver Methamphetamine, Felony Maintain a Vehicle for the Sale or Use of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride), and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was confined in the Iredell County Detention Center with a secured bond of $350,000.
Church was charged with: Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride), and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Church had a bond set for $7,500 and has since been released.
Photo: Iredell County Sheriff’s Office