Harmony man charged with selling crack cocaine

Published 9:23 am Thursday, March 29, 2018

A suspect has been arrested after a two-month investigation into drug activity at residences near the Davie/Iredell county lines.

James Cedric Turner, 63, of Tab Lane, Harmony, was charged by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department with six counts of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, five counts of felony selling and delivering cocaine, five counts of felony maintaining a dwelling to sell cocaine and one count of maintain in a vehicle to sell cocaine.

He was charged by the Davie County Sheriff’s Department with two counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver, and selling and delivering cocaine; and 1 count each of maintaining a dwelling to sell cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Iredell Sheriff Darren E. Campbell said his department received word about the drug activity, and began the investigation.

During their investigation, they learned Turner also had a residence inside of Davie County, and the sheriff’s department here joined in the investigation.

Campbell said that Turner was observed selling crack cocaine at both residences, which were raided with simultaneous search warrants on March 21.

Turner was taken into custody in lieu of a $80,000 bond in Iredell County, a $30,000 bond in Davie County.

“This is another example of dealing with career criminals in our communities, and the investigation was a success due to the information obtained from the citizens of Iredell and the great working relationship between the Iredell County and Davie County sheriff’s offices,” Campbell said.