Woman Arrested for Drugs That Resemble Candy; Charged with Trafficking & Child Abuse

Woman Arrested for Drugs That Resemble Candy; Charged with Trafficking & Child Abuse
Woman Arrested for Drugs That Resemble Candy; Charged with Trafficking & Child Abuse (Images: Facebook/Union County Sheriff’s Office)

After detaining a Charlotte mother with drugs that resembled candy in the same vehicle as her infant last week, Union County Sheriff’s Office investigators turned into “impromptu babysitters.”

During a traffic stop on Thursday, officers examined Valerie Mason’s vehicle and seized “a trafficking quantity” of MDMA, popularly known as ecstasy or molly, according to a Sheriff’s Office Facebook post Monday. The Sheriff’s Office did not specify the amount of MDMA discovered.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Mason was arrested and authorities babysat her kid until “a responsible family member” came.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, she was charged with two counts of felony MDMA trafficking, one count of felony keeping a vehicle/dwelling/place CS, and one count of carrying a concealed firearm. According to the Sheriff’s Office, she was additionally charged with one count of child abuse for trafficking illegal narcotics while carrying her young child.

Mason is being held at the Union County Jail on a $100,000 secured bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

“The narcotics seized during this traffic stop were produced in such a way that they resemble candy which may attract the attention of an innocent child,” Lt. Ben Baker said in the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook post. “I encourage parents to be extra vigilant when checking their children’s candy to prevent a tragic overdose.”

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