By Bonnie Culverhouse
Failure to operate a motor vehicle correctly has landed a Sibley woman in jail on drug charges.
Ashley Dent, 38, of the 100 block of White Sand Dr., is charged by Minden Police with failure to use turn signal, improper lane usage, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Sch, II Methamphetamine and possession of Legend drug Quetiapine.
Police Chief Steve Cropper said around mid-afternoon August 6, Officer Kendale Booker observed a black Cadillac SUV traveling west on Meyers St. to the intersection of Sibley Rd.
“The driver failed to use a turn signal 100 feet prior to arriving at the intersection,” Cropper said. “The driver made a left turn and started changing lanes improperly.”
Off. Booker reportedly conducted a traffic stop, during which Dent granted permission to search the vehicle.
“While searching the vehicle, Off. Booker discovered a flowery cigarette box in her purse,” said the chief. “Inside the cigarette case was a small bag of .4 grams of suspected Meth and a silver pipe which is commonly used with Methamphetamines.”
Also, while searching the vehicle, Off. Booker reportedly found an unmarked pill bottle with 34 white oval pills, which he said are known to be Quetiapine.
“Quetiapine is a pill prescribed by a doctor in order to have it in your possession,” Cropper said.
Dent was transported to Minden PD for booking.
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