Police: 2 arrested on meth charges following traffic stop

- Two men have been arrested on multiple drug charges after deputies found methamphetamine inside their vehicle during a traffic stop. 

The incident happened on Monday, July 25 on Amity Hill Road, near Old Hoover Farm Road. 

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office said a deputy stopped a 2009 Mini Cooper for a traffic violation. The vehicle was occupied by Casey Lee Clearley, of Gastonia, and Joshua Lee Vandyke, of Mt. Holly.

During the traffic stop both men appeared unusually nervous.

After further investigation, Vandyke was found to have previous drug charges. A search of the vehicle was conducted where several grams of methamphetamine, along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia were located.

Clearley and Vandyke were arrested and placed under a $5,000 secured bond.

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