Two Charged With Multiple Felony Drug Crimes After Undercover Investigation In Iredell County

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Two people have been arrested after an undercover investigation led to the discovery of various drugs including meth, cocaine, and ecstasy at a Statesville home, according to deputies.

Iredell County deputies conducted a narcotics search warrant at a Gay Street home on April 28. The investigation sparked after investigators received information that people at the residence were actively distributing drugs in the community.

Undercover investigators were able to conduct surveillance operations to verify the information. Based on information gathered, narcotics investigators made purchases of various drugs from people at the home.

When the search warrant was executed, six people were located inside the home. Investigators also found 20.2 grams of ecstasy, 14.9 grams of crack cocaine, 1.3 grams of methamphetamine, and 104 grams of marijuana, along with four rifles, a handgun, a bulletproof vest, and an amount of cash indicative of narcotics distribution through the search.

According to the sheriff’s office, 25-year-old Melia Luckey and 32-year-old Devon Jacquet were arrested at the scene and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.

Luckey was charged with felony possession of cocaine and also served with three outstanding arrest warrants for failure to appear, deputies say. Jacquet was charged by authorities with two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule I controlled substance, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance.