POUND, Va. — A traffic stop Saturday night resulted in a number of charges related to methamphetamine trafficking against a Bristol man and his girlfriend, according to the Pound Police Department.
Detective Tim McAfee stopped a truck belonging to Michael Shane Icenhour, 30, of Bristol, Tennessee, according to the Police Department. Also in the car was his girlfriend, Stephanie Nicole Beavers, 27, of Madisonville, Tennessee, police said.
Seized from the vehicle were 56 grams of meth, a rifle and a cellphone, which contained text messages that said the couple planned to travel from Tennessee to Virginia to sell a large amount of meth, police said.
Icenhour and Beavers, who were already on probation for meth-related charges in Sullivan County, were charged with possession of crystal meth with the intent to distribute; transportation of crystal meth across state lines; possession of more than 28 grams of crystal meth with the intent to distribute; conspiracy possession of crystal meth with the intent to distribute; conspiracy to transport crystal meth across state lines; and conspiracy possession of more than 28 grams of crystal meth with the intent to distribute. Icenhour was also charged with possession of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking, the police said.
Icenhour and Beavers are currently being held without bail in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield.