Drivers face drug, weapon charges

Stacy Ann Pinkerton (left) and Jordan Alexis Johnson (right)

Two Marion women were arrested and charged after deputies and K-9 units located meth, pot, pills, cash and a handgun during a traffic stop, authorities said Thursday.

Detective Patrick Guion of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 29-year-old Stacy Ann Pinkerton, address listed as Welborn Drive in Marion, and 21-year-old Jordan Alexis Johnson, address listed as Chicory Drive in Marion, with two counts of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and one count each of trafficking methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine.

In addition, Guion charged Johnson with carrying a concealed weapon.

At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy Robert Watson of the Sheriff’s Office stopped a Chrysler 300 on Nix Creek Road for having an expired tag. Johnson was driving the automobile.

Following the Chrysler was a motorcycle driven by Pinkerton that had no tag. Pinkerton also pulled over.

Deputies, along with K-9 Kessy, searched the Chrysler and located 51 grams of methamphetamine; small amounts of marijuana, Clonazepam and Suboxone; and cash belonging to both suspects, as well as a handgun in Johnson’s possession.

The N.C. Highway Patrol also issued citations to both women for the traffic violations.

Pinkerton’s bond was set at $250,000; Johnson’s bond was set at $260,000.

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