Date/Time of Offense: Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine by Possession
Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine by Transportation
Location of Incident: Interstate 77
Suspect(s): Daniel Gallardo, 25 Years Old
5521 West Nautilus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84118
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, investigators with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Charlotte, seized approximately 17 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine as part of an on-going joint investigation into a Mexican based Drug Trafficking Organization (MDTO) operating within the United States.
The suspect, Daniel Gallardo, was charged with Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine by Possession, and Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine by Transportation. He was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he appeared before Magistrate D. Chamber who issued a 750,000.00 dollars secured bond on these charges.
Sheriff Campbell stated, “Our relationship with Homeland Security Investigations Charlotte Office has been an on-going, and very beneficial partnership for more than 20 years. This relationship has had a direct and positive impact in combating the narcotics trade within Iredell County and the Western District of North Carolina. By stopping these drugs from getting into our communities, we have undoubtedly saved lives from potential overdoses, saved families who are not having to deal with domestic violence, and saved our community members from becoming victims of larcenies, breaking and entering and robberies which are committed by those who needed money to buy these drugs to support their habit. Remember, we are just two or three days away from the Mexican Border, and when the border is secure, we are more secure”.
The value of the seized Methamphetamine is 794,899.00 dollars.