Teen Arrested For Trafficking Opium

STATESVILLE, NC — A traffic stop for a registration violation led to a trafficking opium charge for two NC teens.

Police say they pulled over two teens on E. Broad St. near I-77 for a registration violation after the officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana.

After a search of the vehicle, police seized a total of 97 pills including hydrocodone, alprazolam, clonazepam and marijuana hash.

Alton L. McBride III, 17, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of trafficking opium, possession with intent schedule IV, possession of schedule IV, possession of schedule VI and drug paraphernalia.

The driver Emily M. Blackwelder, 16, was charged with 2 counts of possession of schedule IV, possession of schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both are being held at Iredell County Detention Center.