Deputies seized cocaine and marijuana from a vehicle Sunday night during a traffic stop on U.S. 321, resulting in the arrest of three Catawba County residents, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputy R.D. Richard stopped the suspects’ vehicle around 9 p.m. after the driver failed to dim her headlights, according to an agency press release.
According to the deputy, Stephanie Rashell Woods, 23, of 819 Highland Avenue Southeast in Hickory, who was driving the vehicle, admitted to Richard during the stop that some of the individuals had been smoking marijuana inside the car.
As a result, the deputy said he searched the vehicle and located two grams of marijuana and drug scales along with 15 grams of crack cocaine, which narcotics investigators characterized as a significant amount.
Woods, along with two others, Quentin Marcel Campbell, 25, of 728 F Avenue Southeast in Hickory, and Dominic Allan Campbell, 27, of 2728 Burnley Road in Newton, were arrested in the incident and each placed under a $10,000 secured bond, the release said.
Richard also confiscated more than $5,000 in cash, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A second woman and two young children were also inside the vehicle at the time, but deputies said they didn’t charge them.
Woods faces one felony count each of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for a controlled substance and conspiring to sell and deliver a controlled substance; Quentin Campbell faces one felony count each of conspiring to sell and deliver a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia; Dominic Campbell faces one felony count each of conspiring to sell and deliver cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine along with one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.
Narcotics investigators were called to the scene to assist with the drug seizures.
All three suspects have since been released from the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.