MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A man was arrested Saturday on drug charges following a traffic stop.

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said 53-year-old Richard Allison Noblitt, of Old Fort, was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Deputies said an investigation began when detectives stopped Noblitt and a passenger in his vehicle for displaying an expired tag.

Detectives later learned both individuals had suspended driver’s licenses.

Deputies found half an ounce of methamphetamine while searching the car, detectives said.

Noblitt was taken into custody on a $5,000 bond.