A man and a woman from Alexander County are facing felony drug charges in Iredell County.
On Monday, an Iredell County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the location of a 911 hang-up-call on Midway Road. The deputy responding discovered a vehicle parked along side the roadway. Two subjects were asleep in the vehicle. The male had outstanding warrants for arrest.41 year old Tony Mark Stout of Hiddenite was taken into custody when 1.5 grams of methamphetamine was found on his person. Stout is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle to sell a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has also been charged with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a secured bond of $50,000. The passenger in the vehicle is identified as 37 year old Tara Sha Barnes of Stony Point. Initially, Barnes gave a fictitious name to officers. She admitted to deputies that she was in possession of methamphetamine as well. 1.8 grams of meth was found in her purse as well. Barnes is charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer. She was placed in the Iredell Detention Center under a secured bond of $27,000.