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A Clyde man was charged with having a large amount of drugs in a vehicle after he was stopped for being a suspect in a stolen car case, police said Friday.

Officers with the Marion Police Department charged Caleb Allen Warren, 24, of Clyde, with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and possession of heroin.

The driver of the vehicle, Blaze Barker, 25, of Clyde, was charged with driving while license revoked, expired registration and obstructed registration plate.

Police said in the early hours of Friday, officers were alerted to a possible stolen vehicle traveling into Marion being followed by another vehicle possibly involved in the theft. Officer Melissa Suttles stopped the alleged stolen vehicle near on U.S. 70 East and turned the suspects over to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

The secondary vehicle, a white Nissan passenger car, was stopped by Officer Randy Caudill and Sgt. R.J. Hink in the parking lot of Dollar General, located on East Court Street in Marion. Police said they observed a jacket being thrown from the passenger side of the vehicle as it was coming to a stop. The vehicle was occupied by Barker and Warren, and a female who was not charged in the matter. After retrieving the jacket, a bag of narcotics fell to the ground.

Police said they discovered 176 grams of meth, valued at $1,200, and 3.7 grams of heroin, valued at $500.

Warren was taken into custody in lieu of a $15,000 bond. Barker was issued citations and released.

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