Registered sex offender accused of selling cocaine out of Statesville home

- A registered sex offender has been charged with felony drug crimes after authorities say he was selling cocaine out of his home in Iredell County.

According to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, Juwan Anthony Hester was taken into custody after undercover purchases of cocaine were made at his home, located in the 3000 block of Hickory Highway in Statesville. 

Hester was charged with four counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and four felony counts of sell and deliver cocaine.

Officials said Hester is a registered sex offender and has criminal history of: felony common law robbery, misdemeanor assault on a female, two counts of misdemeanor assault, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony second degree rape, misdemeanor resist a public officer, felony failure to register as a sex offender and numerous driving related charges.

He was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond. 


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