Traffic stop leads to arrest for methamphetamine

On Sunday May 24 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 49 South and Bellemont-Mt. Hermon Road in Southern Alamance County. The driver was identified as Dallas James Lawrence with passenger Christina Marie Beckom. During the course of the traffic stop, probable cause was established to conduct a search of the vehicle due to the observation of suspected narcotics. Numerous paraphernalia items were discovered along with two individual plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine.

On Sunday May 24 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 49 South and Bellemont-Mt. Hermon Road in Southern Alamance County. 

The driver was identified as Dallas James Lawrence with passenger Christina Marie Beckom.

During the course of the traffic stop, probable cause was established to conduct a search of the vehicle due to the observation of suspected narcotics. Numerous paraphernalia items were discovered along with two individual plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine. 

One of the bags located tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine while the second was inconclusive.  The bag which tested inconclusive will be sent to the state crime lab where it will undergo further testing. 

Both parties were charged with possession of methamphetamine based on the second bag testing positive for the presence of Methamphetamine.  Both parties were transported to the Alamance County Detention Center where they were served with the warrants.  In addition, Ms. Beckom was served with two outstanding warrants for probation violation.

Full name of defendant:                              

Dallas James Lawrence  W/M/24

Address:                                                             

87 Durham Eubanks Rd, Pittsboro, NC

Charges:                                                             

1 count - Felony Possession of Methamphetamine

Total Bond:                                                         

$800 Secured

Full name of defendant:                              

Christina Marie Beckom  W/F/40

Address:                                                             

8436 Wild Rose Drive, Lot A, Liberty NC

Charges:                                                             

1 count - Felony Possession of Methamphetamine

2 counts - Misdemeanor Probation Violation 

Total Bond:                                                         

$5,000 Secured

$1,000 Unsecure