A longtime assistant director for Burke County Friends for Animals was fired last week after she was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.
Teddi Renee Stamey, 41, was arrested Jan. 12 during a traffic stop in Caldwell County, along with Gregory Nelson Grubb Jr., 37, both of Elizabeth Street NE in Lenoir. Stamey and Grubb Jr. both were charged with two felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine and both were given a $250,000 secured bond.
LouAnne Kincaid, public information officer for Caldwell County, said the arrests came after a traffic stop before midnight on N.C. 18-U.S. 64 in the area of Gamewell, several miles from the Burke County line.
Kincaid said Caldwell County Sheriff’s officers found a large amount of methamphetamine during the traffic stop.
Alan Keller, president of the board of directors of Burke County Friends for Animals, said he found out about Stamey’s arrest on Jan. 15. He said she was immediately fired from her job.
In addition to being fired, Keller said Stamey has been banned from the organization’s property.
Keller said he was