Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On Thursday, April 16, 2020, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team were on Interstate 77 northbound in the area of the 63 Mile Marker when deputies conducted a traffic stop of a rental vehicle with a Louisiana registration plate for traffic violations.
Upon approaching, the vehicle deputies spoke with the driver and sole occupant, Lamar Taiwan King, who explained he was traveling from Charlotte to Mt. Airy.
During the stop, the deputies used Canine “Abby” to search the vehicle. Abby alerted for the presence of illegal narcotics inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle located a vacuum-sealed bag containing 127 grams of marijuana wrapped in plastic and hidden in the trunk of the vehicle.
During the investigation, the deputies determined Lamar King had a, outstanding fugitive warrant for his arrest out of the state of Virginia for selling controlled substance.
The marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized, and King was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center. King was charged with the following; Felony Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia. King appeared before Magistrate D. Chambers who issued a 125,000.00 dollars secured bond on the charges.
Lamar Taiwan King, 39 Years Old
7212 Wallace Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28212
125,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.
Criminal history: Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.