The woman was allegedly driving at speeds of around 74 miles per hour on Interstate 15 when she was spotted by a police officer. The officer stopped the woman and called for a K9 unit to check the vehicle after smelling the odor of heroin in the car. When the woman was questioned about the presence of drugs in the vehicle, she allegedly told him there were drugs in the center area.
According to reports, the officer found large amounts of drugs in a makeup bag. The woman was placed under arrest after the deputy reportedly found 56 grams of heroin, 37 grams of methamphetamine, 21 grams of cocaine, 86 Oxycontin tablets, and 13 dextroamphetamine tablets in the car.
When the officer told the woman she was going to jail for drug charges and asked if she had any contraband, she allegedly removed 10 Lortab tablets and 24 Oxycontin tablets from her bra. On top of that, the officer then found two pill bottles in the vehicle. One contained 68 Lortab tablets and the other had 201 Xanax pills.
She had a 3-year-old child with her in the car. That child was released to a family member when the woman was arrested. It isn't believed that the woman was using the drugs.
She is facing several drug-related charges in connection with the incident. She, and anyone else who is facing drug charges, has the right to present a defense against the charges. Knowing how to apply laws to individual situations can help the accused mount a suitable defense.
Source: Daily Herald, "Deputy stops woman for erratic driving, seizes $16,000 worth of drug" Candi Higley, Aug. 06, 2014