Two charged with methamphetamine possession in separate stops

Published 1:12 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2020

By Shavonne Potts

SALISBURY — Salisbury police have charged two women in separate traffic stops with methamphetamine possession.

In the first incident, Amy Renee Davis, 50, allegedly pulled her car in front of the officer, cutting him off. The officer checked her license plate and determined her driver’s license was revoked. Davis was also wanted on a probation violation. An officer stopped Davis around 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

The officer noted her speech was erratic and she was rambling. Officers reportedly found 4 grams of meth in her car as well as other paraphernalia. The officer also noted in his report, Steele had a box of wine and glass, which she tried to hide, said police spokesman Lt. Lee Walker.

The officer seized the drugs and $1,152 in cash.

Davis was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance schedule II, consuming wine or liquor while driving and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She also faces charges for a probation violation.

She remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.

An officer pulled over a silver Infinity that traveled left of center while on Jake Alexander Boulevard. The officer pulled the car over in the parking lot of the BP gas station at 929 S. Jake Alexander Blvd.

The officer spoke with Melissa Danielle Steele, 36, who seemed fidgety, the report said.

Walker said the officer saw a digital scale in the car and, when Steele reached for her registration, the officer noted two dosages of the overdose reversal drug, Narcan in the glove box.

The officer asked her to step out of the vehicle and saw that it was hard for Steele to stand up. Walker said the officer noted a prior history of drug charges and asked another officer to bring a K-9 to the scene. The dog alerted on the car.

Officers searched the car and found a clear bag with a white powder inside Steele’s purse. She allegedly had $300 in her center console, $92 in her purse as well as another digital scale and three cellphones. She allegedly also had $150 in counterfeit $50 bills. The white powder tested positive for methamphetamine.

She was charged with felony attempt to sell/deliver a controlled substance schedule II and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.