A federal grand jury indicted a Maiden man Thursday on charges of cocaine possession with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. District Attorneyâ€™s Office in the stateâ€™s western district.
Kelly McClain, 30, allegedly possessed crack cocaine during a vehicle stop in the county in September, authorities said. Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s deputies initiated the stop, a press release said.
McClain had a first appearance in federal court on Thursday and is expected to have a detention hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte.
Special Asst. U.S. Attorney Erin E. Comerford of North Carolinaâ€™s western district is handling the prosecution.
Maiden Police Department is assisting the Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s Office with the investigation.