Speeding ticket leads to drug charges
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 5-30-15 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team was traveling east on Hickory Hwy. when he observed a 1997 Chevrolet traveling west. Lt. Stone used his radar to clock the vehicle at 72 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. speed zone. Lt. Stone conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Lewis Ferry Rd. where he spoke to the driver, Jeremy C. Lackey, 30, of Statesville. While issuing Lackey a citation Stone discovered that he is a convicted felon and has a prior history of illegal drug possession. When Stone began questioning Lackey about the possibility of there being illegal contraband inside his vehicle he noticed indicators that lead to further investigation. A search of the vehicle was then conducted and two containers containing a total of 30 grams of marijuana were located along with a marijuana pipe. Lackey was then charged with possession of more than ½ oz. of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding 72 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. speed zone.
Drug charges issued following traffic stop
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 5-30-15 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Kia on Buffalo Shoals Rd. due to a registration violation. Stone spoke to the driver, Steven A. Breeden, 28, of Statesville, and advised him of the violation. Stone then had Breeden to exit his vehicle and walk back to his patrol car while he checked the validity of his license and registration. Before having Breeden to sit in the patrol car Stone searched him and found him to be in possession of oxycodone. Breeden was then charged with possession of oxycodone and drug paraphernalia.
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