MOORESVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — After Iredell County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a Charlotte man and a Charlotte juvenile, they found a motherload of drugs on Sunday.

Authorities say they responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle on Brawley School Road in Mooresville. They found 22-year-old Jahlile Monroe Smith and an unidentified 17-year-old male in a traffic stop because of traffic violations.

The teen drove the vehicle while Smith was a passenger. While investigating, deputies found approximately 76 dosage units of MDMA or ecstasy. They also recognized a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies placed Smith under arrest for the following charges:

  • Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule I Controlled Substance
  • Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substance
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance. 

Deputies took Smith to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was brought before Magistrate Watkins and issued a $40,000 secured bond. 

Hours later, deputies came to the same area after a report of a stolen car. After gathering surveillance videos, they determined that Smith and the juvenile were also the suspects in this offense.

Deputy Velazquez took out warrants for Smith for 

  • Two Counts of Felony Conspiracy
  • Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle
  • Two Counts of Misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Smith got an additional $25,000 secured bond. 

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Deputies contacted Juvenile Services about the 17-year-old driver co-conspirator. This investigation is ongoing.