Traffic stop nets drug arrest

A New Year’s Eve traffic stop led to the arrest of a Quitman woman for drug possession.

At about 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 31, Lincoln Parish Deputy J. McHenry spotted and equipment violation on a vehicle traveling on U.S. Highway 80. McHenry stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver. The deputy smelled suspected marijuana coming from within the vehicle. The driver, Ashley Renee Harvey, 32, admitted having a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.

A search revealed suspected marijuana in one container and suspected methamphetamine in another. Harvey was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the traffic charge.

Harvey was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and has since bonded out.

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