ROCKINGHAM — A woman with an order for arrest was reportedly caught with heroin after a traffic stop early Thursday.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped a vehicle for unspecified traffic violations.
The driver, 48-year-old Charity Rey Houser, reportedly admitted to not having a driver’s license.
The deputy discovered that Houser had an order for arrest for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor larceny charge.
As the deputy was taking Houser into custody, he reportedly saw a baggie sticking out of her shirt pocket. That baggie reportedly contained heroin.
Houser was served the OFA and charged with possession of heroin. She was also cited for numerous traffic violations, including driving with a revoked license.
Richmond County Jail records show Houser was booked at 2:11 a.m. on a $5,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 6.
State records appear to show Houser has no other pending charges or prior convictions.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.