Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: A four month investigation into the sales and delivery of “Crack” and powder cocaine in the South Statesville, Troutman area was concluded with the arrests of Allen Franklin Morrison and Lisa Ann Evans on Friday October 9, 2015.
Iredell County Narcotics Investigators had received various information about Lisa Evans and an unknown black male selling crack and powder cocaine in South Statesville and Troutman.
Based on additional information received, undercover surveillance operations were established and multiple cocaine and crack purchases were made by investigators from Lisa Ann Evans. During all of these undercover purchases, a black male was always with Evans. This male was identified as Allen Franklin Morrison.
Both Evans and Morrison were taken into custody by members of the Narcotics Investigation Unit and members of the Warrant Squad on Highway 70 East of Statesville without incident.
Lisa Ann Evans was charged with four Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II (Cocaine) and three Felony Counts of Sell and Deliver Schedule II (Cocaine). It was also determined from a records check Evans had an outstanding Failure to Appear Warrant. She was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under 40,000.00 dollars secured bond on the drug charges and 1000.00 dollars secured bond for the Failure to Appear Warrant. Lisa Evans has a substantial criminal history with convictions of possession of schedule IV, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen goods and multiple possession of schedule II and possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II and VI.
Allen Franklin Morrison was charged with four Felony Counts of Conspire to Sell and Deliver Cocaine and one Felony Count of Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substance. He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under 50,000.00 secured bond. Morrison is currently on probation in Rowan County for Possession of Schedule II and III. He also has a very extensive criminal history.
Sheriff Campbell also stated these are the type of career and repeat felons who need to be prosecuted to the fullest and either sent to prison or placed in local detention centers to make our local communities safer.