Hickory woman behind bars after undercover meth buy

Hickory woman behind bars after undercover meth buy

Credit: Caldwell County Detention Center

Shannon Powell

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM

GRANITE FALLS, N.C. -- A Hickory woman was arrested Tuesday as a result of a drug operation conducted by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office Ice unit and the Granite Falls Police Department.

Shannon Leigh Powell, 31, of Hickory, was arrested in the Bojangles' parking lot as part of a sting operation. Authorities say Powell possessed two separate baggies of meth, and met with an individual with the intent of selling the drug.

Powell was also served with an outstanding indictment for felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and felony sell methamphetamine stemming from an investigation by the Longview Police Department, in which authorities say she sold to an undercover.

Additionally, Powell was also wanted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for the larceny of a vehicle.

Powell was booked in to the Caldwell County Detention Center under bonds totaling $80,000 for all four charges.

Her first court appearance is slated for Thursday.

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