A woman was arrested after a drug bust in Caldwell County, according to a news release from the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.
Shannon Leigh Powell, 31, of Hickory, was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot of Bojangles in Granite Falls after a sting operation.
Powell was charged with one felony count of possession with the intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine by the Sheriff's Office Ice Unit. She had an outstanding true bill of indictment stemming from a drug investigation headed by Longview police. Police said she sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer.
Powell was served with the indictment, and the charges are one count of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and one felony count of selling methamphetamine.
Powell was also wanted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on suspicion of larceny of a motor vehicle.
ICE agents said drug value estimates put the value of the methamphetamine seized at $180.
"We would not consider her to be a big-time dealer, but she is a repeat drug offender. Distributing any amount of meth is not being tolerated," said Caldwell County Sheriff Alan C. Jones.
Powell was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond on the Caldwell County drug charges and a $40,000 secured bond for the Catawba County charges. Powell's bond for larceny of a motor vehicle is $10,000.
She has a first appearance in district court in Lenoir on Thursday, a first appearance in Catawba County on Friday, and a court date of Oct. 2 in district court in Charlotte.