Arnold Police pulled over a car a 37-year-old Imperial woman was driving and inside allegedly found a large amount of drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash. In addition, a 25-year-old St. Louis man who was a passenger in the car was wanted on a felony warrant from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and was arrested, police reported.
At about 11:50 p.m. Sept. 26, officers stopped the 2003 Oldsmobile Alero the woman was driving near Walmart, 2201 Michigan Ave., because the car’s license plate light was not working. Officers searched the car and found a pink backpack and a black metal container in the trunk, the report said.
In the backpack, the officers reportedly found a large amount of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, as well as a substance believed to be marijuana, a scale and numerous plastic bags. In the metal container, they allegedly found substances believed to be meth, marijuana and black wax marijuana extract, along with a scale, according to the report.
The woman reportedly told police the bag and container belonged to her boyfriend, but Arnold Police said the backpack contained female items. Officers also allegedly found $2,318 in cash in her purse. The cash was in smaller denomination bills consistent with the sale of drugs, 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 her through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Detective Lt. Jason Valentine said.