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Albemarle traffic stop leads to drug charges

Albemarle Police arrested a New London woman during a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Kristy Dawn Presnell, 33, who had no operators license, was charged with trafficking opium or heroin, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Detective Capt. J.T. Cranford.

The traffic stop, which occurred around 3:50 a.m. at Barney Poplin Drive, led to the discovery of multiple types of narcotics in the vehicle Jackson was in, police said. A deputy with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office along with a K-9 were involved in searching the vehicle.

Police seized 60 dosage units of oxycodone and less than a gram of methamphetamine, Cranford said.

Presnell was transported to the Stanly County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. Her next court date is scheduled for Aug. 9.

Kristy Dawn Presnell. Photo courtesy of Albemarle Police.

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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