24-year-old Jose Martires Canales Jr. and 22-year-old Kaslyn Elizabeth Wallace, both of Taylorsville, were arrested Friday (March 9) by Alexander County Sheriff's Narcotics Officers. Canales is charged with trafficking marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance. Wallace is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
The suspects were arrested following a search at Canales’ residence at 5674 Black Oak Ridge Road in Taylorsville.
The search warrant came after a package was intercepted at the United States Post Office in Taylorsville. The package was being shipped to Canales' residence from Rancho Cordova, California. A six package line-up was then set up and the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics on the suspected package.
A controlled delivery operation was then conducted with assistance from the Taylorsville Police Department Narcotics Unit and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Approximately 11 pounds of marijuana were seized. The arrests follow an investigation that had been ongoing for several months.
Bond for Canales was set at $30,000 secured, Wallace was given a $2,500 bond. They were both scheduled to appear in court Monday (March 12).