Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:26

Three Suspects Arrested, Fourth Sought, In Drug Investigation

Top Row, L-R: Sami Price Driggers, Jordan Tyler Melton. Bottom Row, L-R: Matthew Gray Ritchie, Nigel Eugene Terry (Terry not in custody) Top Row, L-R: Sami Price Driggers, Jordan Tyler Melton. Bottom Row, L-R: Matthew Gray Ritchie, Nigel Eugene Terry (Terry not in custody) Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Sami Price Driggers, Jordan Tyler Melton, and Matthew Gray Ritchie were all arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Driggers and Melton were each charged with trafficking heroin and methamphetamine, felony maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance, possession of Suboxone, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana wax, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Driggers was also charged on a warrant for failure to appear from Cabarrus County. Ritchie was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resist, obstruct, and delay a law enforcement officer. There are also outstanding warrants for Nigel Eugene Terry, charging him with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Terry has yet to be located.

On September 10 at 11:30 p.m., members of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (A.C.E) Team and Narcotics Investigators went to 404 Hartness Road after receiving information on Jordan Tyler Melton, who was wanted in Mecklenburg County. In addition to information about Melton, Deputies also received reports of drug activity occurring at the residence.

When deputies arrived on the scene they encountered Matthew Ritchie who was walking out of a camper. When Ritchie saw deputies he tried to flee on foot but officers were able to apprehend him. They located over four grams of methamphetamine on him. Deputies searched the camper and found Melton along with Sami Price Driggers hiding inside. Deputies also found almost ten grams of black tar heroin, more than 30 grams of meth, marijuana, marijuana wax, Suboxone strips, and numerous items of Drug Paraphernalia.

Deputies also found a pill container belonging to Nigel Terry containing black tar heroin but Terry had already left the residence. Driggers received a $198,000 secured bond. Melton's bond was set at $155,000 secured. Ritchie received a $10,000 secured bond. Melton was scheduled to appear in District Court today (September 12). Driggers and Ritchie are scheduled to appear in District Court October 2.

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