Two people from Asheville were arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop on U.S. 23/74 last week.

On Monday, July 20, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop on U.S. 23/74 near exit 81 just outside of Dillsboro. During the traffic stop, deputies smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

They asked the driver, identified as Malcolm Raheem Hollaman, 30, and passenger, Tahzyah Kebian Whitson, 18, to step out of the vehicle.

Deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and found approximately 139.3 grams (about 4.9 ounces) of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a concealed handgun.

Hollaman was arrested and charged for trafficking in methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking in methamphetamine by possession, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, conspire to traffic methamphetamine, maintain a vehicle for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm by felon, carrying concealed weapon, driving while license revoked and rear lamp violation.

Hollaman remained in the Jackson County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 secured bond as of Wednesday morning.

Whitson was arrested and charged for trafficking in methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking in methamphetamine by possession, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, conspire to traffic methamphetamine, maintain a vehicle for controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Whitson is in the Jackson County Detention Center on a $75,000 secured bond as of Wednesday morning.