Two women face felony drug charges after being stopped for a traffic violation by an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Deputy M. Sharpe, who is assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Aveo on Old Mountain Road for displaying a fictitious registration plate on February 5, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.

Nadyriah Cowan
Lisa Evans

After approaching the vehicle, Deputy Sharpe immediately recognized both occupants in the vehicle as Lisa Ann Evans, 56, of Amity Hill Road, Statesville, and Nadyriah Monae Hudson Cowan, 28, Perry Road, Troutman, according to the news release.

However, the driver told the deputy her name was Gail Broome and the passenger said her name was Mahogany, Campbell said.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found and seized 14.44 grams of powdered cocaine, 1.8 grams of crack cocaine, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

Evans and Cowan were both arrested on scene and transported to the Detention Center.

Evans was charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Possession with the Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for the Use of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer and three motor vehicle infactions.

Cowan was charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer.

Magistrate Thompson ordered Evans held without bond pending a court appearance. Magistrate Russell issued Cowan a $2,500 secured bond on her charges. Cowan received an additional $1,000 bond for an outstanding order for her arrest.