Traffic Stop Leads To Deputies Finding Meth And Nearly $10,000 In Counterfeit Money

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies say a traffic stop in Iredell County led them to finding meth and nearly $10,000 in counterfeit money.

A sergeant with the Iredell County Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer on Bowles Farm Road in Statesville.

While talking to the driver of the vehicle, Sgt. W.E. Line says he noticed a glass pipe used to smoke meth on the center console.

The driver, Jason Connolly, also had two outstanding felony probation warrants, according to a news release.  Authorities say a search of Connolly’s vehicle lead to Sgt. Line finding meth, additional drug paraphernalia and 83 counterfeit $100 bills.

The passenger of the vehicle, Ashley Jenkins, was arrested for having meth, drug paraphernalia and 14 counterfeit $100 bills in her possession, according to a news release.

Both suspects were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.

Connolly was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of counterfeit currency.

Jenkins was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of counterfeit currency.