2 people arrested after traffic stop found illegal drugs in Lincoln County


LINCOLNTON, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Two people were arrested during a traffic stop, one of them wanted, after illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in their car .

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor Anne Metakes, 24, and the driver of the car, Kevin Lee Hamlin, 27, were arrested Wednesday in the Old Mill Road and Asbury Church Road area for a part-covered license plate.

MPs say Metakes was wanted on unrelated charges from January. After a search of the vehicle revealed drugs and drug paraphernalia in multiple locations, Metakes was also charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Hamlin was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, and was posted $1,500 bond.

Metakes was transported to Harven A. Crouse Detention Center and sentenced to $70,000 bond.


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