Drug charges arise from vehicle stop

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This is the second report of drug arrest from a traffic stop this week.

 HILLSVILLE — A 47-year-old woman faces illegal drug charges after a Carroll deputy found methamphetamine in a traffic stop June 16, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.

The sheriff reports that Sgt. Bobby Lyons pulled over a 2002 Jeep Liberty on Raindrop Road for reckless driving.

The traffic stop near Snake Creek Road led to a search of the vehicle.

While Deputy Glenn Edmonds assisted, Lyons found a quarter ounce of methamphetamine, a firearm and several hundred dollars in cash inside the vehicle.

As a result, Lyons charged driver Celia Mae Edwards with distribution of meth, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm while in possession of meth and possession of a schedule IV drug, Manning said.

Edwards was held without bond awaiting a court appearance at the New River Valley Regional Jail.