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Deputies: Women caught with meth in car

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BAILEY — Two Kenly-area women face meth charges following a Friday traffic stop in Nash County.

Nash County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit deputies intercepted their car after learning that someone would be bringing methamphetamine into Nash County, Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a news release.

Authorities conducted a vehicle stop at N.C. 581 and Stoney Hill Church Road outside Bailey for several moving violations, Medina said. A probable cause search ensued and Medina said detectives seized “multiple individual plastic bags” of meth packed for sale totaling 26 grams on the driver, 40-year-old Sarah Jane Pierce of 1833 Creek Church Road, Kenly.

Pierce was arrested and charged with one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver meth and one count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. Pierce received a $3,000 secured bond.

Pierce’s passenger, 46-year-old Susan Watson Tyler of 2835 N.C. 222 W., Kenly, was also arrested. Tyler faces one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver meth. She received a $2,000 secured bond.

Both women were placed in the Nash County Detention Center. Their first court appearance is slated for Tuesday.