Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Saturday, April 11, 2020, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team were patrolling on Interstate 77 north in the area of Mile Marker 61.
The deputies conducted a traffic stop of a 2016 Chevrolet Impala with a New York registration plate for traffic violations. After approaching the vehicle, deputies spoke with the occupants, to include Jason Roldan. The passengers told the deputies they were traveling from Monroe, Georgia to Rochester, New York.
Canine “Abby” was then called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Abby alerted for the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle.
A search of the car located four bags of MDMA or “Ecstasy” hidden inside of tennis shoes in the trunk of the vehicle. The four bags contained 181 grams or approximately 400 dosage units of MDMA. Also concealed in a suitcase in the trunk were five firearms. One of the guns had been reported stolen from the state of Louisiana. There was also 1,300.00 dollars in US currency seized as a result of the search.
Jason Roldan was arrested on scene. He was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with; Felony Trafficking in MDMA by Possession, Felony Trafficking in MDMA by Transportation, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver MDMA, Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon, Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Gun, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Roldan appeared before Magistrate T. Thompson who issued a 350,000.00 dollars secured bond on these charges.
Jason Roldan, 36 Years Old
AKA: Jose Alonso Mendoza; Jose Alonso Roldan
280 Rosedale Street
Rochester, New York 14620
350,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.
Criminal history (NEW YORK): Two Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Possession of Marijuana more than Two Ounces, Felony Possession of Controlled Substance / Narcotic Drug with Intent to Sell.