LINCOLNTON, N.C.-- A routine traffic stop about a burned-out brake light landed one man in jail when deputies discovered more than a pound of methamphetamine.
According to officials, Eloy Hernandez, 26, was driving in the Lincolnton Plaza Shopping Center on North Aspen Street Wednesday morning when they stopped him for a brake light that was out. Hernandez did not have a valid driver's license.
Hernandez gave deputies permission to search his truck when they found a bag with a substance wrapped in cellophane, later testing positive for methamphetamine.
Deputies arrested Hernandez and charged him with one felony count each of trafficking by possession, trafficking by transportation and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of carrying a concealed weapon and resist, delay and obstruct a public officer. He is being jailed under a $300,000 secured bond.
What's On TonightFull Schedule
so you think you can dance