POUND, Va. - A traffic stop Wednesday night resulted in a Bristol man and his girlfriend being charged with numerous felony warrants related to methamphetamine trafficking and firearms according to a release from the Pound Police Department.
On Saturday, Detective Tim McAfee stopped a Nissan truck belonging to Michael Shane Icenhour, 30 of Bristol, Tennessee according to the Pound Police Department. At the time Icenhour was accompanied by his girlfriend Stephanie Nicole Beavers, 27 of Madisonville, Tennessee. McAfee working in conjunction with Tony Baker, chief of police for the Pound Police Department, two other officers with department and three deputies with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and seized meth, a rifle and a cell phone from the vehicle. According to the Pound Police Department the confiscated cell phone contained text messages that said the couple planned to travel from Tennessee to Virginia to sell a large amount of meth.
Icenhour and Beavers, who were already on probation for meth related charges in Sullivan County, had 13 felony warrants secured against them by officers with the Pound Police Department and are currently held in the Duffield facility of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.
Over the weekend Pound Police Officers worked in conjunction with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office on multiple meth related arrests. They seized three firearms related to meth trafficking, approximately $1,200 in cash and 60 grams of meth which the police department valued at about $6,000.