A Greensboro resident was arrested in Rowan County after a 15-month undercover investigation into selling and trafficking drugs.
Daziyah Johvelle Johnson, 27, was charged with possess with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, three counts of trafficking heroin by sale, four counts of trafficking heroin by possession, four counts of trafficking heroin by transportation, and possession of firearm by felon. He was taken to jail under a $200,000 secured bond.
During the course of the investigation, investigators purchased heroin on multiple occasions from Johnson, along with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun. Johnson, a convicted felon, is prohibited from possessing firearms, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Johnson was stopped in a vehicle at the intersection of Faith Road and Bendix Drive on Nov. 14 and arrested. During a search after his arrest, investigators said they found more than 4 grams of heroin and around 28 grams of methamphetamine.
The investigation was conducted by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury Police Department, United States Department of Homeland Security and the Mocksville Police Department.
Deputies said Johnson has an extensive criminal history dating to 2008. He has been convicted of breaking and entering, possession of a stolen vehicle, robbery with a dangerous weapon (two counts), attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed gun, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana.
Johnson also has pending drug and driving charges in Guilford County.
The investigation is ongoing and will be submitted for review by the United States Attorney’s Office in Greensboro for possible federal prosecution.