Traffic stop leads to two drug arrests

Published 6:16pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office made two drug arrests after stopping a vehicle in Polk County and later searching a resident’s home.

Hollie Barnette, of 521 Courtwood Lane, Hendersonville was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of controlled substances on jail premises, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a release sent by the sheriff’s office.

Daniel Badger Franklin, of 26 NC Hwy. 9 North, Mill Spring was arrested and charged with simple possession of schedule III controlled substance, simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, sheriff reports stated.

Polk County Deputies stopped the vehicle driven by Barnette and officers saw what they believed to be drugs in the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. The stop resulted in a search warrant for 26 Hwy. 9 North, Franklin’s residence.

Barnette received a $22,000 secured bond, sheriff reports stated. Barnette’s first court appearance was Tuesday, Feb. 11. Franklin’s first court date is scheduled for March 5.

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