NC man caught with nearly 400 grams of meth potentially worth $40,000

- A Maiden man is facing multiple charges after he was caught with nearly 400 grams of methamphetamine that is potentially worth $40,000, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. 

On Saturday, Nov. 24 authorities conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of North Generals Boulevard and Wilma Sigmon Road in Lincolnton. 

Deputies said the driver, Aaron Douglas Goodson, 28, was armed with a stolen firearm. The weapon was reported stolen in 1992 in the City of Lincolnton. A search of the vehicle turned up marijuana, $2,400 in U.S. currency, and 392 grams of methamphetamine. 

Depending on how the methamphetamine is packaged for sale, the street value would be as much as $40,000, deputies said. 

Goodson was charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of a stolen firearm. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. 

Goodson was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. He had a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on Monday, Nov. 26. 

The investigation is continuing in this case.

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