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Traffic stop leads to discovery of meth in Palestine


Early Friday morning, the Palestine Police Department, conducted a stop in the 900 block of North Queen Street on a tan Cadillac DeVille for a traffic violation.

During contact with the driver, the officer learned that she had several suspensions on her driving record, resulting in her initial arrest for Driving While License Invalid.

According to Palestine Police, while inventorying the vehicle, officers observed what appeared to be marijuana in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. A  thorough examination uncovered a passenger compartment that was apparently being used to hide illicit drugs and marijuana.

A field test of the illicit drug showed that the item in question was methamphetamine. Officers determined that the substance weighed in at about 19.1 grams. The marijuana weighed less than .5 ounces. The approximate street value of the methamphetamine alone was between $1,000 and $1,200.

The driver was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana Under Two Ounces, and Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1, 4 grams oto 200 grams, which is a 2nd Degree Felony.

Upon arrival to the Anderson County Jail, the female was searched and was also found in possession of cash, which was seized as contraband related to the criminal enterprise at that time.

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