Two people were jailed on possession of methamphetamine charges after a traffic stop in North Augusta, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.


Michael Shane Harden, 37, of Green Street in Jackson, was charged with possession of less than one gram of meth, operating an uninsured vehicle and license plate registered to another vehicle. Dominque Blackwell, 27, of Old Spartanburg Highway in Moore, was charged with possession of meth or cocaine base. Harden and Blackwell were placed in the Aiken County detention center, where they remained on Tuesday afternoon.


Officers pulled over a Ford Explorer for displaying the wrong tag about midnight on Tuesday on Jefferson Davis Highway, according to a sheriff’s report. The vehicle had to be towed because it didn’t have valid proof of insurance.


While searching the vehicle before towing, officers found a small plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, the report stated. Harden was taken into custody and officers continued searching the vehicle, during which they found three more bags containing the crystal-like substance, along with two syringes in a bag on the front passenger side. Blackwell was then taken into custody.


Blackwell had an additional bag containing meth in her pocket when officers searched her, the report stated.