Maiden police arrested two people during a traffic stop after finding parts of a mobile methamphetamine lab in the car.
Just after midnight Saturday, an officer stopped a 2000 Dodge Neon on Water Plant Road in Maiden, according to a news release. Police did not say why they were conducting the traffic stop.
While speaking with the driver, Brent Stidham, 37, of Maiden and passenger Hollie Harris, 36, of Newton, the officer noticed items in the passenger area that looked like tools for one way of making meth, the release said.
He found two 2-liter plastic drink bottles with residue on them, smaller plastic bottles with specific modifications and emptied pseudophedrine medicine packets.
Stidham and Harris were arrested and taken to the Catawba County Sheriffs Office Detention Center.
They were both charged with manufacturing meth and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. Harris was also charged with felony probation violation.
Harris is being held under a $95,000 secured bond, and Stidham under $80,000 secured bond. Their first court date is Jan. 22.
This was Catawba Countys second car bust for meth in recent days.
On Thursday afternoon, Reginald Curtis, 34, and Montreill Lamar Davis, 21, both of the same Morganton residence, were each charged with felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, felony trafficking in methamphetamine by transportation, felony trafficking in methamphetamine by possession, felony possession with intent to sell and distribute methamphetamine and felony possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Hickory Daily Record. Curtis was also charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon.
Deputies said the methamphetamine they found in the car had a street value of $16,000.
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