Christian Allen Michael Keller

Christian Allen Michael Keller, 18, of Newton

An early morning traffic stop on Friday led to the seizure of nearly 50 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of an 18-year-old.

A Catawba County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle in the area of N.C. Highway 127 and Deerfield Road in Hickory around 1:30 a.m. The driver was identified as Christian Allen Michael Keller, according to a sheriff’s office press release from Monday.

The deputy found 45.4 grams of meth in Keller’s possession as well as a set of digital scales. Keller was arrested, taken to Catawba County Detention Center and placed under a $50,000 secured bond, the release said.

According to Catawba County’s Who’s in Jail? website, the teen is charged with meth trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.

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