ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Cabarrus County woman on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Lindy Christie Pistone, 36, of Concord, was arrested Tuesday after a "one-pot" meth lab was found inside the vehicle, of which she was an occupant, during a traffic stop on Highway 29 near Salisbury.
Aside from the "shake and bake" meth lab, authorities report finding assorted items used to manufacture the drug. The Sheriff's Office says 150-milliliters of liquid meth was found in the lab, an amount they say is "substantial". Additionally, an undisclosed amount of finished methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.
When searching Pistone's purse, deputies say they found numerous stolen identifications, which they say Pistone used to skirt the laws in place limiting the sale of pseudoephedrine-- a primary ingredient used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
"The issue of identity theft will be thoroughly investigated", the Sheriff's Office says, and additional charges against Pistone are possible.
For now, Pistone is charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, three counts of possession of precursor chemicals used in manufacturing methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia used to manufacture a controlled substance.
Wednesday afternoon, authorities filed additional charges against Pistone. They are: three counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession, transportation and manufacturing and one count of felonious possession of methamphetamine.
She was booked in to the Rowan County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond. When the additional charges were filed, another $25,000 was added to Pistone's bond.
Authorities say Lindy is the ex-wife of Tiger Tom Pistone's grandson.