An Iron Station man was caught possessing nearly $2,000 in heroin Thursday night following a traffic stop in central Lincoln County, deputies said.
Officers stopped the vehicle after 8 p.m. near Exit 23 on U.S. 321. Authorities had deemed the car suspicious-looking, according to a Sheriffâ€™s Office press release.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies said they seized five grams of heroin.
The driver, 28-year-old Camden Michael Nolen, of the 6000 block of Nolen Acres Lane in Iron Station, faces with multiple drug-related charges.
As of Friday afternoon, Nolen remained behind bars under a $60,000 secured bond.
He faces one felony count each of trafficking heroin and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance. He has also been charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
Nolenâ€™s criminal history reveals that heâ€™s no stranger to drug offenses. According to the North Carolina Department of Correction website, he was found guilty of possessing a schedule I controlled substance in Lincoln County in 2009.
He also has at least one other felony offense on his record for obtaining property by false pretenses the following year.
JENNA-LEY HARRISON, Staff Writer