Statesville felon faces range of heroin, gun charges

Statesville felon faces range of heroin, gun charges

Credit: Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Statesville felon faces range of heroin, gun charges

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 3:09 PM

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- A two-week investigation conducted by multiple agencies led to the arrest of a man for drug and weapons charges.

Police began investigating 28-year-old Keith Deshon Adams in early September. Adams allegedly tried to use someone else to buy several firearms, magazines and ammunition for him, which is a felony.

Adams, a convicted felon, is also prohibited from owning a gun.

As the investigation progressed, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office says it learned Adams was a heroin distributor.

Detectives arrested Adams in an undercover operation on Sept. 16. They say he tried to trade one-and-a-half ounces of heroin, with a street value of $9,000, for several handguns.

Adams faces multiple charges including possession of heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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