Police: Undercover Drug Operation Leads To Meth Arrest

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Police say they arrested a Charlotte man for trafficking meth after a three-month undercover operation.

Derrick Neal is accused of selling crystal meth to undercover agents several times in Iredell County.  Investigators say they received information that Neal was getting meth in Charlotte and taking it to Iredell County and other surrounding areas and selling the drug.  

Police say they purchased a total of 232.5 grams of meth from Neal over several weeks.  He was arrested during a controlled undercover operation at the Hilton Garden Inn on Gateway Boulevard in Mooresville.

Neal has been charged with four counts of trafficking methamphetamine by sell, four counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession, four counts of trafficking methamphetamine by transport, sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell controlled substance, two counts of selling counterfeit controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to sell counterfeit controlled substance.  

He is currently in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.