Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 11-18-15 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop in the area of Old Mountain Rd. and I-40 for a registration violation. Stone spoke to the driver, Stephanie Hall, and advised her of the violation. While speaking with Hall, Stone noticed that both of the passengers appeared to be nervous. While checking each occupant’s info. for unserved warrants Stone discovered that both of the passengers had prior charges of illegal drug possession. Stone then questioned Hall about the possibility of there being illegal contraband inside her vehicle. A search was then conducted where a passenger, Jessie L. Jones, 48, of Catawba was found to be in possession of marijuana. Jones was then charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.