woman in handcuffs

A 42-year-old Arnold woman was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Water Tower Place. The woman was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker that was stopped because an officer saw the SUV’s license plates were expired as it left the Walmart parking lot, Arnold Police reported.

Police pulled over the SUV at about 9:05 p.m. Jan. 19. A 65-year-old man was driving the SUV, and the woman told the officer the driver was her father and she was holding some of his medicine in her purse, the report said.

The officer was familiar with the woman, who previously had been arrested for other alleged drug charges, and a K-9 officer was brought to the scene. The police dog indicated there were illegal drugs in the woman’s purse, and an officer allegedly found numerous yellow tablets believed to be Xanax, as well as a crystal-like substance believed to be meth, according to the report.

The woman was arrested and taken to the Police Station, where she was booked and released pending application for warrants. Depending on results of the drug analysis, Arnold Police will seek charges against the woman through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for possession of a controlled substance, Detective Lt. Jason Valentine said.

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