Several illegal substances and drug paraphernalia were seized during a two-vehicle stop early last week on N.C. 150.
Deputy R. Richard and Sgt. Grinnell initiated a stop of the two vehicles around 10 p.m. Dec. 26 on Curve View Rd. in Lincolnton, according to Sheriffâ€™s authorities.
The first driver failed to dim their vehicleâ€™s lights when approaching one of the deputyâ€™s patrol vehicles in the oncoming lane, while a second vehicle, a Jeep that was following closely behind the first vehicle, displayed a fictitious-looking license plate, deputies said.
Authorities released the driver of the first vehicle on a warning but cited the driver of the Jeep and searched the vehicle.
The Jeepâ€™s driver, Lisa, Kay Seagle, 33, of 203 Foster St. in Cherryville, was charged with multiple drug-related offenses after deputies said they located illegal items in her purse including marijuana, various types of prescription painkillers, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia items.
She has since been released from the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $13,000 secured bond.
Seagle faces one felony count of possession with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and one-count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
A male passenger was released without being charged after Seagle told deputies that he didnâ€™t know the drugs were in her purse, Sheriffâ€™s authorities said.
According to the North Carolina Department of Correction website, Seagle received her first felony conviction in the state this past year, after a Lincoln County jury found her guilty in August of delivering and selling a schedule VI drug.