Two Lenoir Residents Facing Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Two Lenoir residents are facing charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of illegal drugs Saturday, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say K9 Onix alerted officers that there were illegal drugs in the vehicle during the routine traffic stop. A search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating 17.1 grams of methamphetamine, 3.25 grams of cocaine, 17.98 grams of marijuana, numerous pills, drug paraphernalia, numerous smoking devices, and over $3,000 in cash.

The occupants of the vehicle, identified as 36-year-old Eric Jones and 41-year-old Marjorie McCorkle were both charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, and possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule 4 controlled substance, according to deputies.

“Caldwell County deputies and K9 units will remain vigilant and continue to train to fight the war on drugs in Caldwell County,” Sheriff Alan Jones said.

The public can provide information concerning illegal drug activity in Caldwell County by contacting the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office I.C.E. Unit at 828-757-1178, Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Division at 828-757-2145, Hudson Police Department at 828-728-5021, Granite Falls Police Department at 828-396-3358, or Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300.