Monday, 02 December 2019 17:43

Traffic Stop Leads to Two Drug Arrests in Lincoln County (Updated With Name Correction Provided By Authorities, 4:32 a.m., 12/2/19)

from left:  Ronald Neal Wallace, Jr. & Jamie Rae Baker from left: Ronald Neal Wallace, Jr. & Jamie Rae Baker courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

45-year-old Donnie Ray Wallace, whose address is not listed, and 26-year-old Jamie Rae Baker of Hoyle’s Trail in Kings Mountain have both been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers. They were each charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Wallace was charged with one felony count each of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, larceny, possession of stolen goods, possession of a controlled substance on the premises of a penal institution, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer.

Donnie Ray Wallace initially told officers he was Ronald N. Wallace, Jr.,of Gastonia during the traffic stop and he did not have his license with him. A check of that license came back valid. The charges against Ronald Wallace have been stricken from the records and the charges now placed against Donnie Ray Wallace.

The suspects were arrested following a traffic stop on the 2,800 block of Reepsville Road on November 29. Deputies stopped a red Nissan truck when they noticed the license plate light wasn't working. A Deputy asked the driver and passenger to step out of the vehicle. He then noticed a glass pipe in the center console cup holder. Deputies ran the tag number on the vehicle, which came back as registered to a Jeep. Deputies then checked the vehicle identification number and found that the truck had been reported stolen in Shelby.

A search of the vehicle turned up a multi-colored zippered pouch that contained a large number of syringes, a metal container, and another glass pipe. Inside the metal container were several baggies containing marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin. Shelby Police had the vehicle towed to a storage area where it will be processed.

Wallace and Baker were placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center. Wallace was given a $21,000 secured bond, while Baker's bond was set at $11,000, secured. They will both make appearances in Lincoln Co. District Court tomorrow (December 3).

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