Two suspects face felony drug charges after Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies found psychedelic mushrooms and methamphetamine in an SUV during a traffic stop in Mooresville.

Trinity Johnson
Mandy Hampton

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of Mandy Leigh Hampton, 50, of Aransas Pass, Texas, and Trinity Timogene Johnson, 45, of Kings Mountain in a news release Thursday. 

On Tuesday, June 27, ICSO Sgt. conducted a traffic stop on a silver Nissan Rogue in the area of 542 River Highway. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, Sgt. Souther observed that the driver was sweating profusely and appeared extremely nervous, Campbell said.

ICSO Deputy Kent arrived on the scene along with Mooresville Police Officer Ramey and Canine Kato. Canine Kato performed an open-air sniff and gave a positive indication on the vehicle for the odor of a narcotic, according to the news release.

While searching the SUV, deputies found 16.46 grams of psychedelic mushrooms and 3 grams of methamphetamine, Campbell said.

Hampton, who was driving the vehicle, and Johnson, a passenger, were placed under arrest.

Hampton was charged with Felony Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for a Controlled Substance, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Magistrate Nicholson set her bond at $8,000.

Johnson was charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Johnson was also charged with being a fugitive from Louisiana, where he was wanted on a vehicle theft charge. His bond was set at $80,000.

According to the ICSO, his criminal history includes the following charges: Felony Common Law Robbery, Felony Grand Larceny, and Felony Assault with Intent to Kill.