LILESVILLE — A simple welfare check led Anson County deputies to arrest a woman on multiple felony and misdemeanor drug charges for allegedly having meth and pot in a home with kids.
According to a press release from the Anson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call on Nov. 1 that there was no power at a home at 525 Apple Orchard Road and that there were three small children living there.
Deputies say 28-year-old Heather Christine Owca allowed them inside to look around the home and they checked for livability standards.
It was then they say they found a small amount of marijuana, methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia, including syringes, baggies and smoking devices.
Owca was arrested and charged with one felony count each of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, as well as one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana.
Deputies say Child Protective Services was contacted in interest of the children’s welfare.
She was booked into the Anson County Jail under a total $11,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
Online records with the N.C. Court System and the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Owca has no other pending charges or past criminal convictions in the state.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Reach Natalie Davis at 704-994-5471.