Iredell County Investigators Say Drone Video Led To Arrest of Known Drug Dealer

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. – It’s an unusual tool in the fight against crime. Iredell County’s Sheriff says they used drones to help them catch a drug dealer. Investigators had their eye on James Morrison, better known as Faron.


They say for weeks drone surveillance video captured him selling drugs out of his vehicle in a neighborhood along Corry Drive and Twin Oaks Road.  The SWAT Team moved in on Friday, and arrested Morrison.  Authorities say previous drone footage showed he had a gun.

Authorities seized crack cocaine, semi automatic weapons, and cash.

“I want the bad guys to know that we have that technology, and I want them to know that we’re gonna be watching them,” says Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell.

Campbell says they were able to arrest Morrison because people in the community spoke up.

He says crime in Iredell County is down 44 percent over the last 5 years.