32-year-old Amber Michelle Pickler of Catawba and 25-year-old Amanda Christine McConnell of Mooresville were arrested last Saturday (February 6) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers.
Pickler is charged with two felony counts of trafficking heroin and one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule IV controlled substance (alprazolam). She’s also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of Schedule II (morphine), possession of Schedule IV (clonazepam) and possession of drug paraphernalia. McConnell is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies were called to a business on Old Mountain Road last Saturday after they were told that a bag was left in the store containing narcotics. As Deputies were responding, Pickler re-entered the store to retrieve the drugs. A search of the vehicle was conducted after additional information was gathered. During that search, officers reportedly found several plastic bags of heroin. Meth and a smoking pipe were reportedly found in McConnell’s possession.
Pickler was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center where, as of earlier today (February 11) her bond was set at $310,000 secured. McConnell remained in jail under a $2,500 secured bond. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in District Court March 1.