Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A traffic stop led to two people being arrested after used syringes and drugs were located in the vehicle. 

Deputies stopped a car on Salisbury Road for having a tag that belonged to another vehicle.  The driver, Michael Weston, did not have a valid drivers license. 

When the deputy asked him to exit the vehicle, Weston was seen trying to hide a syringe.  Weston was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked and displaying a fictitious tag. 

Weston’s passenger, Jerry Lippard III, was searched as well.  He was charged with possession of cocaine, three counts of possession of Sch IV drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Police also found numerous used syringes and a plastic wrapper that contained what appeared to be crystal meth residue inside the car.