Friday, September 21, 2012

Troopers Find Drugs, Cash in Granite Falls Motorcycle Wreckage

Last week, released a report about a motorcycle wreck which killed two people in Granite Falls.

Investigators have now disclosed that a hidden compartment was found on the wrecked motorcycle. In the compartment was a quantity of methamphetamine, $1,700 cash, and two scales.

John Franklin, 35, and Allison Nixon, 22, were both killed when the motorcycle they were riding struck an SUV while  riding in excess of 100 mph. Franklin was a key witness for the prosecution in a case against Jeremy Mayfield, a former NASCAR driver.

According to the NC Highway Patrol, the money from the hidden compartment has been turned over to the state in order to pay taxes on the methamphetamine that was found.