Man, woman charged in Iredell County meth bust

Photos: Iredell County Sheriff's Office 

Two people are facing multiple charges after they were caught with methamphetamine and marijuana inside their vehicle, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. 

On Thursday, Feb. 21 deputies stopped a vehicle on East Broad Street at North Tradd Street in Statesville for a traffic violation. 

While checking the driver's license, deputies discovered the driver, Matthew Paul Houston, 35, had an unserved warrant for absconding from North Carolina Probation and Parole in Catawba County. He was placed under arrest.

A passenger inside the car, Candida Dawn Bernard, 41, also had an unserved warrant for absconding from North Carolina Probation and Parole in Catawba County. She was also placed under arrest. 

Deputies said Bernard was also found to be in possession of several bags of methamphetamine. Houston was found to be in possession of marijuana. Both were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. 

Bernard has been charged with felony possession with intent to sale and deliver meth, felony possession of meth, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor resist, obstruct and delay an officer, along with her outstanding warrant. 

Houston has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.