A Marion man and a Burnsville woman were both charged with possession of a stolen car and possession of marijuana.

Detective Paul Alkire of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 42-year-old Jacob Edward Finley of Still Forest Drive in Marion and 40-year-old Taniese Eleanor Wallace of N.C. 197 South in Burnsville, with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of up to ½ ounce marijuana, according to a news release.

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 15, Alkire and Detective Jesse Hicks were in the area of Still Forest Drive due to reports of possible drug activity in the area. They spotted Finley driving a 2005 Cadillac with Wallace as the passenger. A check of the vehicle’s tag showed that the Cadillac had been reported stolen out of Buncombe County.

During a search, detectives located a small amount of marijuana. The $5,000 Cadillac was recovered. Finley and Wallace were both given $15,000 bonds.

In a separate incident, a Marion woman was charged with possession of controlled substances.

Deputy Robert Watson of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Jacqueline Robinson, 59, of Hicks Chapel Church Road in Marion, with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of a Schedule V controlled substance, according to a news release.

Watson responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at 11:37 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 on Hicks Chapel Church Road. He spotted a moped, with Robinson driving, and a subsequent search of the vehicle and suspect turned up six various pills.

Robinson was issued citations so there was no bond. A photo was not available.

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