Two charged in major heroin operation

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Two Iredell County residents have been arrested in Rowan County on heroin trafficking charges. One, a convicted felon, is under $1 million bond.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and Mooresville Police Department arrested Orion Trevel Adams, 23, of Mooresville and Dominique Lynn Davis, 19, of Statesville on multiple charges related to heroin. In January, the Sheriff’s Office heard that Adams was dealing in large quantities of heroin in the Mooresville area and southwest Rowan County.

Using undercover operatives, the Sheriff’s Office was able to buy heroin from Adams on five separate occasions, the last one June 15.

On three of those occasions, Adams was accompanied by Davis. During the investigation, officers learned that Davis drove Adams to Charlotte numerous times to pick up large amounts of heroin from Mexican national suppliers. In addition, she drove Adams to deliveries to heroin customers.

Davis also drove Adams to a meeting location in southwest Rowan County, accompanied by Scottie Lamar Wallace, 22.

According to the report from the Sheriff’s Office, Adams delivered 20 grams of heroin, valued at $4,000, to an undercover officer. At the time, Adams was armed with a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun. Officers tried to arrest the three, traveling in a white Dodge Caliber, but a chase began.

Officers were able to force the vehicle to stop and arrested the three at gunpoint. It was later determined the handgun was reported stolen in Mooresville on June 14.

Adams, who has two 2012 felony drug convictions, was charged with possession of stolen goods; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; carrying a concealed weapon; 10 counts of trafficking heroin; one count of conspiracy to traffick heroin; two counts of sale/deliver heroin; two counts of possess with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin; and one count of conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin. His bond is $1 million.

Davis was charged with two counts of conspiracy to traffick heroin; one count of conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin; and two counts of trafficking heroin. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Scott Wallace was charged with one count of assault on a female and one count of injury to personal property. Bond was set at $1,000.

The investigation will be reviewed for possible federal prosecution.