Two Arrested After Lincoln County Traffic Stop Leads To Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Drug Discovery

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Two people have been arrested after a traffic stop in Lincoln County resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the discovery of several different drugs and drug paraphernalia.

On November 29th, 2019, Lincoln County deputies noticed the license plate light on a red Nissan truck was not working and made a traffic stop on Reepsville Road near Killian road.

When deputies asked the driver and passenger to step out of the vehicle, they noticed a glass pipe in the center console cup holder.  A check of the license plate determined that the plate was actually registered to a Jeep.

After checking the vehicle identification number of the truck, they determined that the truck was stolen from Shelby, North Carolina.

Authorities searched the stolen truck and found a multi-colored zippered pouch which contained a large number of syringes, a metal container, and another glass pipe. Inside the metal container were several baggies containing marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin.  The Shelby Police Department had the vehicle towed to a storage area to be processed.

Ronald Wallace, Jr., 48, of Bessemer City Road in Gastonia was charged with one felony count each of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, felony larceny, possession of stolen goods, possession of a controlled substance Schedule II, possession of a controlled substance Schedule I, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule VI, and possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer. Wallace was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on the premises of a penal institution. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $21,000 secured bond.

Jamie Rae Baker, 26, of Hoyle’s Trail, Kings Mountain, NC was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule I, possession of a controlled substance Schedule II and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed under an $11,000 secured bond.