Inside the backpack in the vehicle deputies discovered $4,000 packaged in four bundles of $1,000 each. They also found a Ruger pistol. Nicks was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance.
Nicks was checked for Covid-19 symptoms before being placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $235,000 secured bond.
Sheena Chanel Newton, 35, of Charlotte, N.C. was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of controlled substance. She was released prior to warrants being obtained.
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