ROCKINGHAM — A woman with an outstanding warrant from another county was reportedly found with a gun and cannabis following a traffic stop last week.
A patrol deputy with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office saw a vehicle with an expired registration plate in front of him while patrolling on Mill Road Nov. 23, according to a press release.
The deputy reportedly conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mill Road and Aleo 4th Street and, after running a check on her driver’s license, found that 26-year-old Aysha Kyanndra Johnson, of Fayetteville, had an outstanding warrant in Cumberland County.
Johnson was taken into custody and deputies reportedly found a handgun of an unspecified caliber, as well as an unspecified quantity of both marijuana and meth.
In addition to being served with the outstanding warrant, Johnson was charged with one felony count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana and carrying a concealed gun.
Records show Johnson was also cited for driving with a revoked license and having an expired registration tag.
She was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond, but it appears she has since been released.
The press release doesn’t specify what the Cumberland County warrant charged Johnson with, online court records show she has a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 5, 2023 on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge from 2019.
The court date for Johnson’s Richmond County charges is Dec. 15.
Johnson appears to have no prior convictions in North Carolina.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.