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4/15/2022 12:56:00 PM
Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Woman On Grand Jury Indictments
(L-R) Taylor Anne Metakes and Kevin Lee Hamlin
(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

(L-R) Taylor Anne Metakes and
Kevin Lee Hamlin

(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)


Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A traffic stop east of Lincolnton by Sheriff’s Deputy M. Ginther led to the arrest of a woman wanted on a Lincoln County Grand Jury Indictment for illegal drugs.

Deputy Ginther was patrolling on April 13, 2022 in the area of Old Mill Road and Asbury Church Road when she got behind a vehicle with the license plate partially covered. She conducted a traffic stop and approached the vehicle which was occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. The driver identified as Kevin Lee Hamlin, 27, of Maiden and the passenger as Taylor Anne Metakes, 24, of Lincolnton, NC.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in several locations in the vehicle.

Metakes was served with true bills of indictment from the January 18, 2022 Lincoln County Grand Jury and the most recent charges of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $70,000 secured bond.

Hamlin was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was issued a $1,500 unsecured bond.



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