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A Valdese woman was hit with drug charges after police say she was involved in a crash Friday morning.

Brittney Michelle Melton, 24, of 4277 Milton Road in Valdese, was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor probation violation, according to a Morganton Department of Public Safety arrest report.557f71c4aaa78_image

Officers responded to a crash on East Meeting Street and identified one of the drivers as Melton.

“She informed me she was running late to meet her probation officer,” arresting officer D.E. Gabryszewski wrote in the arrest report.

Melton had a warrant for probation violation, and allowed police to search her vehicle, according to the report. Officers found a small, clear bag with a clear substance believed to be methamphetamine in the suspect’s purse, along with a scale “used for weighing narcotics and Percocet.”

The Burke County Narcotics Task Force confirmed the substance was meth, and took control of all evidence.

Melton was transported to Burke-Catawba jail and placed under a $10,000 secured bond. She had a first appearance in court Monday.

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