Lenoir County traffic stop leads to meth arrest

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office says a traffic stop for a traffic violation turned into a drug bust.

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division and Community Crime Reduction Team (CCRT) conducted the stop on US Hwy 70 bypass near NC Hwy 58 South.

The detectives discovered that the driver, 48-year-old Kenyon Gainey, also had a suspended driver license.

During the stop, a search of the vehicle located individual bags of methamphetamines packaged for sale, digital scales and cash.

Gainey was arrested and placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $45,000 secured bond for possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also cited for driving on a suspended license.