STATESVILLE, N.C. -- A Statesville woman was arrested and charged with trafficking opiates after a few dozen prescription pills were found in her vehicle during a traffic stop.

On Tuesday, November 5, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office was notified that a woman by the name of Gina Moore would be driving a tan Ford Taurus through the area on Wilkesboro Highway with a large amount of prescription pills.

Following up on the tip, a sergeant with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office responded to the area.

The sergeant spotted the described vehicle and noticed a woman driver and initiated a traffic stop. During the stop it was discovered the driver was in fact Gina Moore. Additionally, the sergeant realized Moore did not have a driver's license, and asked her to exit the vehicle.

At this point, Moore was questioned about illegal narcotics in her vehicle. Once confronted with the information, Moore began to cooperate, and admitted to having illegal prescription drugs in her vehicle.

A search of her vehicle turned-up 32 Hydrocodone and 11 Oxycodone.

Moore is charged with two counts of trafficking opiates by transport, two counts of trafficking opiates by possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was booked in to the Iredell County Jail under a bond of $50,000.

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