36-year-old Eric Dale Jones of Hickory Boulevard and 41-year-old Marjorie Hope McCorkle of Elizabeth Street, both from Lenoir, were arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (March 12). They were each charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance.
Jones and McCorkle were arrested after a routine traffic stop. K-9 Officer Onix alerted to the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle. A subsequent search led to the discovery of 17.1 grams of methamphetamine, 3.25 grams of cocaine, 17.98 grams of marijuana, numerous pills, drug paraphernalia, and over $3,000 in cash.
Following their arrests, both suspects were jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond for Jones set at $50,000, secured, while McCorkle was given a $30,000 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today (March 14) in Lenoir.