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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Press Release – Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrest


On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at approximately 12:11 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop for excess speed on US Highway 26 near milepost 206.

 Amelia Mae Stamsta, age 29 of Ashville, NC, was stopped driving a 1992 green Chevrolet S10 Blazer.

During the traffic stop, BCSO K9 Eric performed a free air sniff and alerted on the vehicle. Upon investigation, Stamsta was arrested on one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver (Marijuana), I.C. 37-2732(A)(1)(B), and one misdemeanor counts, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734A(1).

Stamsta is being held in the Blaine County Detention Center pending arraignment in Blaine County Magistrate Court today.

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted: 11:30 a.m. on May 27, 2021

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