Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on 07/25/2016, Sgt. R. Sherrill with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team (ACE) stopped a 2009 Mini Cooper on Amity Hill Road near Old Hoover Farm Road for a traffic violation. The vehicle was occupied by Casey Lee Clearley of Gastonia and Joshua Lee Vandyke of Mt. Holly. During the traffic stop both subjects appeared unusually nervous.
After further investigation, Vandyke was found to have previous drug charges. A search of the vehicle was conducted where several grams of methamphetamine along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia were located.
Clearley along with Vandyke were arrested and taken before Magistrate S.P. Nicholson where they each received a $5,000.00 secured bond.