A 31-year-old Barnhart woman was arrested for alleged possession of illegal drugs after she was stopped outside an Arnold home improvement store and argued with Arnold Police. The woman was pulled over because the car she was driving had an expired temporary license plate, Arnold Police reported.
At about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24, officers noticed the expired plate on the 2019 Chrysler 300, which was parked outside Home Depot, 3865 Vogel Road, in Arnold. When the officers checked the plate, they discovered the driver recently had been arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and tampering with a motor vehicle, the report said.
The officers saw the woman get into the car, and when she began to drive away from the store, they pulled her over. The woman allegedly argued with the officers and initially refused to produce her driver’s license, according to the report.
The woman eventually complied, and after she got out of the car, the officers asked if anything illegal was inside the vehicle. The woman allegedly said no, adding that there was only marijuana in the center console, Arnold Police reported.
An officer allegedly found two burned marijuana cigarettes and a smoking pipe in the console. A female officer was called to the scene to search the driver and allegedly found a bag containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine in her bra, the report said.
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 and drug paraphernalia, as well as obstructing justice, Detective Lt. Jason Valentine said.