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Cynthia Dawn Rice
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Woman Charged With Meth Possession Following Traffic Stop

33-year-old Cynthia Dawn Rice of U.S. 64 in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (December 6) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday a Public Safety Officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver 1998 Isuzu Trooper that was reportedly displaying a fictitious tag. The vehicle was stopped on Burkemont Avenue in Morganton. After making contact with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting an investigation, the officer placed a passenger, Cynthia Rice, under arrest on the meth possession charge.

During the arrest, the officer seized 15 grams of methamphetamine and one dosage unit of zolpidem tartrate, which is a sleeping medication. Rice was brought to the Burke County Jail where she was detained under $15,000 secured bond. She remained in jail as of earlier today (December 7). A District Court appearance is scheduled Thursday (December 8) in Morganton.