Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team arrested, and charged Lashonda Davis, of Newark, New Jersey with Felony Trafficking of Schedule I Controlled Substance (Ecstasy) by Possession, and Felony Trafficking Schedule I Controlled Substance (Ecstasy) by Transportation. These charges are the result of a traffic stop on Interstate 77 in Northern Iredell County.
The deputies were working Interstate 77 when they conducted a traffic stop on a Mazda SUV for a traffic violation around the 63 Mile Marker. The deputies spoke with Lashonda Davis and the male driver of the SUV. They told the deputies they were traveling from Georgia going back to New York.
The deputies called for K-9 “Bosco” to come and assist with the stop. Bosco gave a positive indication for the odor of a controlled substance inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted by the deputies. They located five Zip-loc sandwich bags containing 5,002 dosage units of “Ecstasy” in pill form. The pills weighed over 1,500 grams or approximately 3.45 pounds.
The street value of the Ecstasy pills, according to the North Carolina Department of Revenue Controlled Substance Tax, is over 25,000.00 dollars.
Davis was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where she was charged with; Felony Trafficking Schedule I Controlled Substance (Ecstasy) by Possession, and Felony Trafficking Schedule I Controlled Substance (Ecstasy) by Transportation. Lashonda Davis was taken before Magistrate D. Chambers who issued a 500,000.00 dollar secured bond on these charges.
Sheriff Campbell added, “Our narcotics investigators will certainly be working on this case with law enforcement officials in Georgia, and in New York in efforts to identify the source, and the recipients of the pills”.
Lashonda Davis, 34 Years Old
42 Fabian Place
Newark, New Jersey 07108
500,000.00 SECURED BOND.