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Thursday, 08 May 2014 14:42

Claremont Man Arrested after Officer Witnesses Drug Deal

Kindall Allison Goss, Jr. & Kindall Allison Goss, Sr. Kindall Allison Goss, Jr. & Kindall Allison Goss, Sr. courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

23-year-old Kindall Allison Goss, Jr. of J.T. Possee Drive in Claremont was arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Monday (May 5) on charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Events leading to his arrest began as Sgt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team saw a 1986 Oldsmobile traveling east on the Salisbury Highway. A quick check of the vehicle's registration indicated that the owner of the vehicle, 44-year-old Kindall Allison Goss, Sr. of Clay Street in Statesville, did not have a valid driver's license.

Before Sgt. Stone could conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle turned into a gas station parking lot. The Sergeant continued to observe the vehicle as both occupants exited, behaving suspiciously.

The younger Goss met with two other people in the parking lot and appeared to make a drug transaction. After approximately 25 minutes, the vehicle left the parking lot before being stopped by Officers.

Goss, Jr. was unable to provide an explanation regarding what had taken place at the gas station. A K-9 Unit arrived, and the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted, resulting in the discovery and seizure of six bags of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $4,659.98 in cash.

Goss Sr. was charged with driving while license revoked, while Goss Jr. was arrested on the drug charges.

Goss Jr. was taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center where he received a $5,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court on May 27.

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