STATESVILLE, N.C. (WJZY) – Twenty-two drug dealers were arrested after a massive round-up operation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

All arrests stem from investigations done during the later portion of 2022 and 2023.

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Deputies say all the suspects were directly involved in the sale and/or facilitation of narcotics to an undercover investigator.

The following individuals were charged with numerous felony drug crimes:

  • Rico Polk, 29, of Statesville
  • Charles Gilmore, 33, of Statesville
  • Dairel Dugger, 49, of Statesville
  • Jerome Millsaps, 31, of Stony Point
  • Jessie Teno, 29, of Troutman
  • Cassandra Hernandez, 51, of Statesville
  • Ricky Thompson, 58, of Cleveland
  • Kathy Caldwell, 56, of Mooresville
  • Isaac Knox, 62, of Statesville
  • Jacob Mitchell, 28, of Statesville
  • Misty Ferguson, 44, of Statesville
  • Amanda Goldsmith, 39, of Catawba
  • Emmett Griffin, 52, of Statesville
  • Katina Bennett, 27, of Statesville
  • Anthony Sturghill, 60, of Statesville
  • Kevin Waddell, 43, of Statesville
  • Joshua Ramseur, 31, of Statesville
  • Kingsley Perkins, 31, of Statesville
  • Ian Bass, 20, of Kannapolis
  • Jacob Gifford, 27, of Albemarle
  • Katelynn Woolledge, 27, of Troutman
  • Katelan Daugherty, 22, of Statesville
22 Apprehended in ICSO Round-Up | *Mugshots in order from left to right of list in article* (Courtesy: Iredell County Sheriff’s Office)

The majority of the suspects have significant criminal histories, authorities said. Ten suspects were on probation at the time of their arrests; two were verified gang members.

“We want to thank the community for the continuous information which is provided about drug-related issues,” said Sheriff Campbell. “We hear you; we are investigating and are making arrests based on your information and tips.”

Authorities advise the public to use the Iredell County Sheriff’s App to report drug crimes.