37-year-old Jessica Lynn Foreman of Stanley, N.C., was arrested Wednesday (November 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of a stolen firearm along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of an open container.
Wednesday at approximately 1:00 p.m. a deputy was traveling south on New N.C. 16 when he got behind a pickup truck with no license plate on the vehicle. The driver made several turns before the officer could conduct a traffic stop on N.C. 73 near the entrance to Hunters Bluff Drive.
The deputy made contact with the driver, Jessica Lynn Foreman. He informed the driver she was being stopped because the vehicle did not have a license tag. Foreman also reportedly didn’t have a valid driver’s license. The deputy reports that they saw drug paraphernalia on the passenger seat and asked the driver if there were additional syringes and drugs in the vehicle.
Officers searched the vehicle and reportedly found additional drug paraphernalia, clear plastic baggies and methamphetamine. A Taurus 9mm handgun was also found in the center console. The handgun was reported stolen from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Foreman was given a $20,000 secured bond. She is not currently listed as an inmate in Lincoln County. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday (November 19).