CALDWELL COUNTY -- A Morganton woman received multiple charges after Caldwell County authorities found her with drugs and weapons Tuesday.
Chasty Elaine Hinson Stallings, 38, of 1144 Michaels St. in Morganton, was charged with two counts of felonious trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of felonious trafficking in heroin, one count of felonious possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, one count of felonious possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule I controlled substance and one count of felonious possession of a firearm by felon, according to a post from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.
Charges against Stallings came after she was detained for driving without a license and a CCSO K - 9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs in her car, the Facebook post said.
Police seized just under two pounds of methamphetamine, 43 grams of heroin, a Taurus 9mm pistol and $9,400 in cash from Stallings’ car, the post said. She had been on CCSO’s radar as a major drug dealer in the area.
The drugs alone had a street value of $124,050 according to N.C. State Drug Guidelines, the Facebook post said.
Stallings would face a mandatory prison sentence if convicted, the post said.
Stallings was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond and had her first court appearance in Caldwell County on Wednesday, the post said.