40-year-old Christie Renee Sheppard of Rhyne Forest Road in Iron Station was arrested Monday (September 27) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with three counts of trafficking heroin, one count of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and expired registration. Sheppard also faces charges on outstanding warrants from Gaston County.
Deputies were patrolling the area on East NC 27 Highway at approximately 8:00 p.m. Monday when they saw a vehicle with an expired 30-day tag and conducted a traffic stop in the 5300 block near the Gaston-Lincoln County line.
The vehicle was being driven by the suspect, Sheppard. Police reports say she acted suspiciously during the traffic stop, therefore, K-9 Anya was called to the scene. The K-9 detected a controlled substance in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 15 grams of heroin and a small amount of meth.
Sheppard was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $113,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 28).