MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. – The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged a Marion woman with multiple drug-related crimes.

52-year-old Sandy Jo Pendley was charged after being stopped by detectives on July 15.

Deputies said Pendley was seen driving her car with a suspended license and with stolen plates.

After searching Pendley’s vehicle, the deputies found a trafficking amount of methamphetamine.

The charges Pendley is facing include; possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, felonious possession of methamphetamine, two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance.

Pendley is currently being held in custody on a $192,000 bond.