Adam Lawson Gazette staff GazetteLawson
Officers executed a search warrant at a local motel room after a traffic stop uncovered several varieties of controlled substances.
The stop, initiated on East Main Street in Lincolnton, resulted in the discovery of crack cocaine, marijuana and various opiate prescription pills, police say. Candice Jean Lewis, 34, was driving the vehicle, and magistrates granted police a warrant to search the Quality Inn motel room in Lincolnton where she was living.
The warrant was executed on Tuesday, Aug. 15.
There, police found more crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia allegedly used to manufacture, distribute, sell and deliver controlled substances and more than $4,000 in cash. They also found multiple computers, cellphones and handwritten record-keeping documents, police say.
Another vehicle at the motel yielded additional evidence.
Police reportedly seized more than $1,000 in drugs.
Lewis is charged with two counts of trafficking opiates, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, manufacturing crack cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and marijuana possession. She was booked into the Lincoln County Jail under a $171,500 bond. Lewis