2013-05-10 / News

Lometa women charged with drug possession

The Lampasas Police Department arrested two Lometa women on drug charges after a traffic stop Monday.

Sgt. Chuck Montgomery said he saw a traffic violation that involved a 2000 Ford pickup on Key Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Montgomery stopped the pickup in the 200 block of East Eighth Street. He said he smelled marijuana, which provided probable cause to search the vehicle.

Montgomery had assistance in the search from LPD Assistant Chief Sammy Bailey, Sgt. Investigator Charlie Boswell, Cpl. Fidel Morua and patrolman Sean Brickley.

A marijuana pipe was found on 33-year-old Shellie Oakley of Lometa, Montgomery said.

The search also revealed about a gram of marijuana in the door panel of the single-cab vehicle, less than one gram of methamphetamines and a methamphetamine pipe, which was on the floorboard between the driver’s seat and the center seat, the police officer said.

Ms. Oakley and another of the vehicle’s occupants -- 31-yearold Tammy Stone of Lometa -- were charged with possession of a controlled substance under one gram, a state jail felony.

In addition, Ms. Oakley was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia -- a Class C misdemeanor -- and prohibited substance in a correctional facility, a third-degree felony.

The police department seized the vehicle and found inside it $3,200 in cash, which Montgomery said was seized as contraband related to the alleged drug offenses.

The case is being investigated by Child Protective Services, Montgomery said, because a juvenile was in the vehicle when the arrests were made for drug charges.

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