YADKINVILLE — A 20-year-old Yadkinville woman was arrested on felony drug charges early Tuesday morning after a routine traffic stop.
According to a press release from the Yadkinville Police Department, Lindsey Ashton Stone was observed driving with only one headlight on Highway 601 around 12:15 a.m.
Stone allegedly failed to stop immediately when officers activated lights and siren. Assistant Chief of Police Patrick Long reported that Stone had ample opportunity to pull over, but traveled about a half mile before doing so.
When Stone did stop and officers approached, officers reported an “overwhelming odor of marijuana.” A 3-year-old child, presumed to be Stone’s, was also in the vehicle, police said.
According to the report, while removing the child to allow officers to search the vehicle, Stone allegedly attempted to conceal more than two ounces of bagged marijuana.
Charges filed against Stone include possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, failure to stop for lights/siren, driving left of center and headlight equipment violation. She was placed under a $5,000 secured bond and a court date set for April 2.
According to the Yadkin County Clerk of Court’s office, the bond has been paid and Stone is no longer in custody.
The situation also was reported to Child Protective Services and detectives are continuing to investigate the incident for possible child endangerment violations.