Mom accused of buying heroin with child in vehicle in Davidson County

Monique Fowler Long and Elijah William Bartholow

Monique Fowler Long and Elijah William Bartholow

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two people have been charged with drug violations and a woman faces a child abuse charge following a traffic stop in Davidson County, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Elijah William Bartholow, 22, of Lexington, is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monique Fowler Long, 35, of Archdale, is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sellĀ and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances and misdemeanor child abuse.

On Saturday, Davidson County deputies stopped a vehicle on Smith Grove Church Road at Jim Bell Road for registration violations, the release said.

Deputies got consent to search the vehicle and located several bags of heroin and paraphernalia items.

According to the release, Long had her 12-year-old son in the vehicle while she purchased heroin, leading to the child abuse charge.

Long was planning to resell the drugs, the release said.

Bartholow and Long were placed in the Davidson County Jail under $15,000 secured bonds and are scheduled to appear in court Feb. 6, 2017.