A Marion woman was arrested and charged after deputies and probation officers located a half-gram of meth in her home during a warrantless search, authorities said Thursday.

Lt. Chris Taylor of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Amanda Sue Murphy-South, 40, address listed as Sugar Hill Road in Marion, with possession of methamphetamine.

Taylor assisted state probation and parole officers with a search of Murphy-South’s residence on Friday, April 26, where authorities uncovered .5 gram of meth.

Murphy-South is on probation, which subjects her to warrantless searches.

Also assisting were agents with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

Murphy-South’s bond was set at $5,000.

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