On January 5, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Old NC Hwy 49 S., Asheboro. The driver, identified as Carolyn Ashley Freeman, had suspended driving privileges and was issued a traffic citation.
The passenger was identified as Melissa Dawn Edmondson, who is on probation in Randolph County. During a subsequent search, methamphetamine, schedule IV controlled substance (benzodiazepines) and paraphernalia were located.
Both were arrested and transported to Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate found probable cause for the charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia against Edmondson and misdemeanor simple possession schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia against Freeman. Each defendant was provided a written promise to appear along with a district court date of January 30, 2023.
Names of Defendants:
Melissa Dawn Edmondson Carolyn Ashley Freeman
Age: 33 Age: 28