Woman arrested, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

Published 2:06 pm Monday, February 15, 2021

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Stanly County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and S.W.A.T. team arrested a woman Friday after finding .6 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement arrested Andrea Lea Blackwell, 53, after executing a search warrant at 24602 St. Martin Road in Albemarle.

Andrea Lea Blackwell was arrested Friday on drug charges. Photo courtesy of Lt. George Miller.

She was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and distribute schedule II controlled substances, maintaining vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substances, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Blackwell’s initial court appearance in District Court in Albemarle is Feb. 22. She is on secured bond of $100,000.


About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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