Phelps was first arrested June 19 as part of a drug investigation and charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession, trafficking methamphetamine by manufacture, trafficking hydrocodone by possession, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, The Daily News previously reported.
Thomas said checks on the firearms revealed one of the firearms in Phelps’ possession was allegedly stolen from Indiana.
“After review, probable cause was determined for a stolen firearm,” Thomas said.
The gun, a 44-caliber revolver, was reported stolen by the Indianapolis Metropolition Police Department and valued at $100, according to warrants. Phelps is now also accused of manufacturing methamphetamine following the continued investigation, Thomas added. Thomas said the manufacturing charge does not specifically mean Phelps is accused of making meth, but could also be related to him allegedly packaging and repackaging or cutting the meth by mixing it with other Chemicals.
“He’s been in jail the whole time,” Thomas confirmed Tuesday.
Phelps has previously been convicted in Kentucky on felony cocaine trafficking charges, Thomas previously told The Daily News. Phelps made his first appearance in court Tuesday before Judge Sarah Seaton and is next scheduled to appear in court on July 24, according to court documents. He is being represented by attorney Matthew Silva.
In addition to the charges against Phelps for this week’s arrest, Phelps is also scheduled to appear in court on July 9 for charges of felony possession of heroin, felony trafficking heroin, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver methamphetamine, according to N.C. Courts.
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