5 ounces of cocaine seized on I-85 in Davidson County
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two people were arrested after deputies say they found five ounces of cocaine in the car they were driving on I-85 South in Davidson County.
Charles Williams Jr., 49, of New York, and Elisabeth MacMullen, 25, of New Jersey, were in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata when they were stopped for speeding on I-85 South at Mile Marker 91 in Lexington, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Deputies said they found 141 grams of cocaine — worth about $15,000 — inside the trunk of the car after a K-9 scan gave them probable cause to search the vehicle.
Both suspects were arrested and jailed in Davidson County under a $500,000 secured bond. They have each been charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. MacMullen was also charged with maintaining a vehicle to store a controlled substance.
The car had a Michigan registration.