RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said that two people were arrested after what was found during a traffic stop on Monday.

Deputies said that they stopped a car on College Avenue in Spindale for an equipment violation. According to deputies, someone in the car admitted to having drugs.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Deputies said that the driver had a suspended license and the passenger had an outstanding order for arrest.

As a result, the driver, Todd Lawrence Marlowe, 51, of Pennsylvania, and Samantha Nicole Dixon, 29, of Forest City, North Carolina were arrested and charged with the following:

Todd Marlowe:

  • trafficking in methamphetamine
  • maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • driving while license revoked
  • window tint violation

Marlowe was issued a $100,000 secured bond.

Samantha Dixon was charged with simple possession of a schedule vi controlled substance. Dixon was issued a $2,000 secured bond.