Woman found with $100 of heroin

A Maiden woman faces drug trafficking charges Monday after deputies allegedly found $100 of heroin in her possession.

Lincoln County sheriff's deputies were conducting surveillance off N.C. 150 East on Saturday when they noticed two suspicious vehicles in the area. The deputies saw the vehicles in the area before, which prompted them to make a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop, police seized about 10 grams of heroin, which is valued at $100.

Mechelle Deann Cooke, 40, was charged with trafficking heroin and taken before a magistrate in Lincoln County, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Cooke was placed under a $35,000 secured bond and was later released from jail.

The investigation into the incident continues, and more charges are pending.

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