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Two Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop
L-R: Brandon Chad Ayers and Sara Lynn Reames
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Two Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

34-year-old Brandon Chad Ayers of Lincolnton and 36-year-old Sara Lynn Reames of Charlotte were arrested Wednesday (April 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Ayers was charged with felony possession of heroin along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule III controlled substance, driving while license revoked, displaying a fictitious license plate and possession of drug paraphernalia. Reames was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule II, III, and IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were observing traffic from a stationary location in the 3500 block of East N.C. 27 Highway when they saw a vehicle pass by that had a burned out driver’s side headlight. Officers activated their emergency equipment and stopped the vehicle a short distance away.

The male driver, Brandon Chad Ayers, told deputies he did not have a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was also occupied by Sara Lynn Reames. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle and at that time officers spotted an orange needle cap for a syringe, giving them probable cause to search the vehicle. A search of the vehicle reportedly resulted in the discovery of meth, xanax, heroin, adderall, additional narcotics and two meth pipes.

Ayers was jailed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $13,000 secured bond. Reames was placed in that facility under a $12,000 secured bond. Ayers remained in jail as of earlier today, Reames is not listed as an inmate in Lincoln County. They’re both scheduled to appear in District Court May 18.