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Posted on: July 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Watercrest Drive Drug Arrest


DATE: July 5, 2017.

LOCATION: 116 Watercrest Drive Statesville, North Carolina.

CRIME/CHARGES(S):  Felony Trafficking in Marijuana.

                                           Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled                                                  Substances (Marijuana).

SUSPECT INFORMATION: Joshua Allen Arroyo 24 Years Old

                                                  116 Watercrest Drive

                                                  Statesville, North Carolina

Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: Last week, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators acting on credible and reliable information intercepted packages suspected of containing large amounts of narcotics destined for locations here in Iredell County.

Narcotics investigators established a surveillance operation on one the residences located at 116 Watercrest Drive in Statesville. The package was delivered and accepted by a resident at the home.  A short time later, narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at the residence.

The package was located in one of the bedrooms of the home. When it was opened investigators discovered vacuumed sealed bags containing 13 pounds of high grade marijuana. An additional five pounds of marijuana in similar type packaging was located under a bed. Investigators seized the marijuana along with over 9000.00 dollars in cash which was hidden in a jacket in the closet. The marijuana has an estimated street value of approximately 163,296.00 dollars.

As a result of this investigation, Joshua Allen Arroyo was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with one Felony Count of Trafficking Marijuana and one Felony Count of Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances. He was placed under a 30,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond.

In a separate investigation at a different location in Iredell County, based upon the same information, investigators conducted another surveillance operation in an attempt to identify the recipient of another package. This container was found to hold vacuumed sealed bags with 22 pounds of high grade marijuana. A controlled delivery was attempted at the home. This investigation is still ongoing. Charges stemming from this case are expected. The marijuana in this investigation has an estimated street value of 198,032.00 dollars.

Sheriff Campbell said “This is yet another way the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is working to curtail the flow of illegal drugs into the county by proactively working with package delivery services to intercept bulk narcotics deliveries from outside this country as well as other states. 

This investigation took $361,328.00 dollars out of the hands of drug cartels as well as drug dealers in Iredell County, which many times lead people to commit other crimes like breaking and entering, robberies and commit other crimes to feed their habits”.

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Joshua Allen Arroyo 24 Years Old

116 Watercrest Drive

Statesville, North Carolina



New Charges:

Felony Trafficking in Marijuana

Felony Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances


30,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond.


Criminal History:

Maintain a Vehicle/ Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances.



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