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Melissa Danielle Aldridge
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Woman Arrested Following Traffic Stop, Meth Seized By Police

32-year-old Melissa Danielle Aldridge of Pea Ridge Road in Morganton was arrested Saturday (April 6) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of failure to return rental property, carrying a concealed weapon and school attendance law violation.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday a Public Safety Officer initiated a traffic stop on Walker Road in Morganton. The officer came into contact with the suspect, identified as Melissa Danielle Aldridge. The officer reportedly seized .8 grams of methamphetamine. Aldridge was taken into custody and brought to the Burke County Jail.

Aldridge was previously charged with traffic offenses in Burke County including expired registration card or tag and expired or no inspection. Following Saturday’s arrest, her bond was set at $3,000 secured. Aldridge was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of earlier today (April 8). District Court dates were scheduled today, April 29, May 24, and June 7.