Woman arrested after fleeing from officer

An Aberdeen woman was placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a 10,000 bond after Pinehurst Police Department says she fled from an officer during a traffic stop.

“Around 11 p.m., on Sept. 6, a Pinehurst Police Officer initiated a traffic stop for a speeding vehicle on NC HWY 15/501 at Forrest Drive,” said Pinehurst Police Department in a press release. “The vehicle attempted to flee, leading officers on a two-mile chase. The driver eventually pulled over and was identified as Amanda Barbour, 32 of Aberdeen.”

The department said the suspect had outstanding arrest warrants. Several grams of methamphetamine were confiscated during a search of her vehicle.

Barbour is facing charges of possession with intent to sell/distribute methamphetamine, possession methamphetamine, flee to elude arrest, resist public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, fictitious registration, and speeding.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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