On May 16 at about 4:10 p.m., detectives with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Asheville Highway.

As one detective checked identification, a second detective noticed a marijuana joint in plain view on the passenger’s lap, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The passengers were asked to exit the vehicle while a search was conducted. The search yielded methamphetamine, a digital scale with drug residue, a loaded handgun, multiple baggies and other drug paraphernalia, according to the release. 

The driver, Christina Whittington, 30, of 298 Tall Timbers Trail in Hendersonville, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon.

Whittington is being held in the Henderson County Jail in lieu of $9,000 secured bond.

The passenger gave false identification to deputies and was initially charged with simple possession of marijuana.

Upon further investigation, the passenger’s identity was discovered and he was found to have felony warrants out of Florida for methamphetamine charges, the release states.

Robert Dennis Livingston, 24, of 19 Christian Walk Lane in Hendersonville, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, felony identity theft, carrying a concealed weapon, resist delay and obstruct, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Livingston is being held in the Henderson County Jail in lieu of $37,500 secured bond.