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Posted on: August 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] ACE deputies uncover crushed Fentanyl pills during traffic stop

Burleson, Ronnie mug

Date/Time of Offense: Saturday, August 13, 2022.

 

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Level III Trafficking Opioid by Possession

                                      Felony Level III Trafficking Opioid by Transport

 

Location of Incident: Garner Bagnal Boulevard at Wall Street, Statesville.

 

Suspect(s): Ronnie Eugene Burleson, 52 Years Old

                    601 Farmhurst Drive

                    Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Saturday, August 13, 2022, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Garner Bagnal Boulevard in Statesville. 

 

During the course of the stop, the driver Ronnie Eugene Burleson provided suspicious information to the deputies.  

 

Canine Brandi was then deployed to assist with the vehicle stop, Brandi gave a positive alert to a narcotic odor inside the vehicle.  

 

A search of the vehicle was then conducted by the deputies. The search uncovered 31.6 grams of pressed Fentanyl pills which were located under the driver’s seat. 

 

Burleson was then arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with; Felony Level III Trafficking Opioid by Transport, and Felony Level III Trafficking Opioid by Possession.

 

Ronnie Eugene Burleson appeared before Magistrate J. Hollar who issued a 500,000.00 dollar secured bond on these charges. 

  

 

Ronnie Eugene Burleson, 52 Years Old

601 Farmhurst Drive

Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

 

BOND: 500,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

 

Criminal history: DWI Level 5, DWI Level 1, and Misdemeanor Larceny.

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