FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Mooresville woman faces drug trafficking charges following a vehicle stop by an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Kimberly Garrison

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Kimberly Rice Garrison, 50, in a news release on Tuesday.

Deputy C.S. Little conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Infiniti on Oak Ridge Farm Highway on Thursday, September 3, according to the news release. Garrison, who was driving the car on a revoked driver’s license, consented to a search of vehicle, Campbell said.

While searching the vehicle, deputies located a pouch containing 14 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 30 dosage units of hydrocodone, along with drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale and baggies consistent with the sale of drugs, according to the news release. The narcotics located inside the vehicle have an estimated street value of more than $2,000.

Garrison was arrested without incident and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where she was charged with Felony Trafficking Level II Hydrocodone by Possession, Felony Trafficking Level II Hydrocodone by Transport, Felony Possession with Intent to Sale or Deliver Methamphetamine, Felony Possession with Intent to Sale or Deliver Schedule II (Hydrocodone), Felony Maintain a Vehicle for Sale and Use of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Driving while License Revoked.

Magistrate Thompson issued a $250,000 secured bond on these charges.

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