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Tabitha Marie Riddle
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Burke County Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

38-year-old Tabitha Marie Riddle of Crawley Higgins Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on April 23, Public Safety Officers conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2014 Honda CR-V on Burkemont Avenue in Morganton. The traffic stop was conducted due to a suspicion of drug activity. After making contact with the vehicle occupants, Riddle was taken into custody. During their investigation, police reportedly seized 1.5 grams of methamphetamine.

Following the arrest, Riddle was brought to the Burke County Jail and confined under $5,000 secured bond. She remained in jail as of earlier today (April 30). A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 16.