MPD Makes Arrest After Drug Investigation


MOORESVILLE, NC – After receiving complaints of illegal drug activity, Detectives with the

Mooresville Police Department’s Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation that resulted in the

execution of a search warrant on a N. Academy Street residence. On August 23, 2023, Detectives

executed the search warrant at 415 N. Academy Street after their investigation revealed that

Albert Rhyne Stewart was selling Fentanyl from the residence.

As a result of the search warrant, Detectives seized approximately 30 grams of raw Fentanyl, 161

Fentanyl pills which were made to look like Oxycodone pills, 14 Lorazepam pills, 5 Oxycodone

pills, a small amount of cocaine, and $1,320 cash.

Albert Rhyne Stewart, 57 years old of Mooresville, was charged with (3) Counts of Trafficking

Opiates, (3) Counts of Possession with Intent to Sell/Distribute a Schedule II Controlled

Substance, (1) Count of Possession with Intent to Sell/Distribute a Schedule IV Controlled

Substance, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling and Possession of

Drug Paraphernalia. He was placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $800,000 secured bond.

Stewart has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1987 which includes numerous

convictions for narcotics related offenses. Stewart was released from prison in 2019 after serving

nearly six years for being a Habitual Felon. At the time of the August 23, 2023 arrest, Stewart is

currently on probation for a conviction for possession of Schedule II controlled substances after a

2021 arrest for Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine.


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