A 59-year-old woman faces multiple felony charges, including drug trafficking, after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies found an assortment of drugs in her vehicle following a traffic stop.

Teresa Forrest

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Teresa Kiser Forrest, who lives off Porter Road in northern Iredell County, in a news release.

Deputy Chase Little, who is assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Tomlin Mill Road and Lentz Road for a traffic violation on Sunday, April 18.

While Little was speaking with Forrest about the traffic stop, Deputy Nathan Hodges arrived and walked his K-9 partner Levi around the exterior of Forrest’s vehicle, according to the news release.

Levi alerted to the presence of narcotics, Campbell said.

During the ensuing search of the vehicle, the deputies located approximately 3.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, which was packaged for individual sales, along with 12 dosage units of hydrocodone, two dosage units of estasy or MDMA, marijuana wax and additional items of drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

Forrest was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where she was charged with Felony Trafficking Opium or Heroin by Possession, Felony Trafficking Opium or Heroin by Transport, Felony Possession with Intent to Sale or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), Felony Possession with Intent to Sale or Deliver Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance (Ecstasy), Felony Maintain a Vehicle for the Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, and two misdemeanor drug offenses.

Forrest appeared before Magistrate Tutterrow, who set her bond at $250,000.

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