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Mom accused of having 10-year-old daughter hold drugs during traffic stop

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

A Salisbury woman faces a long list of charges after being stopped at a traffic stop on Julian Road on Monday.

According to the Rowan Sheriff's Office, Jamie Dawn Agee, 31, is charged with drug trafficking, drug possession, child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond is set at $100,000.

“We had made an undercover purchase of Opana from Jamie Agee, we had outstanding warrants for her arrest," said Chief Deputy David Ramsey.  “On Monday of this week we were conducting traffic enforcement off Interstate 85 and ended up stopping a vehicle on Julian Road. Jamie Agee was the rear seat passenger in a van that she was traveling in, she also had her ten year old daughter in the vehicle with her.”

Deputies say that Agee, from Granite Quarry, was arrested on those outstanding warrants, but while the car she was riding in was being searched, they also located 75 Oxycodone tablets in a tube inside of her body.

Deputies also found 23 tablets and $587 in cash in the pants pocket of her 10-year-old daughter.

“It’s pretty concerning that a mother is using her 10 year old effectively to transport money and narcotics," Ramsey added. “It’s our belief that when the traffic stop occurred is when those drugs, in an attempt to keep the mother from being caught with them.”

Agee was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in January and was on supervised probation for one year.

The child is in custody of the Department of Social Services.

“I think it’s unfortunate that parents put their children in these situations, and we know that cases like these that it adds a tremendous amount of trauma for these kids," said Beth McKeithan, Director of Prevent Child Abuse Rowan. “Kids always feel a need to protect their parents, they don’t want to disappoint them, they love their parents and they want to do what’s best and putting a child in this type of situation really can be traumatic for them. This is not something this child should have had to have dealt with.”

Beth McKeithan is also reminding folks in the community that if you ever see or suspect anything where a child is in danger, you are required to contact authorities.

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