A Marion man was arrested and charged after deputies uncovered meth and paraphernalia in his vehicle during a license checkpoint, authorities said Tuesday.

Deputy Steven McPeters of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Albert Jeffery Johnson, 47, of 73 Clover View Drive in Marion, with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McPeters was among officers conducting a license checkpoint at the intersection of Nix Creek and Lytle Mountain roads on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Johnson approached the checkpoint and advised he did not have a valid driver’s license. McPeters also spotted drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the automobile turned up 3 grams of methamphetamine.

Johnson’s bond was set at $16,000.

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