Commerce police charged two people with drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the southbound lane of Interstate 85 last week.
They pulled the vehicle over for doing 89 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone. The officer found that the driver did not have a license, noticed a “weird smell,” and a number of deodorizers in the vehicle and summoned backup.
A passenger, Katie Alison Winn, 26, of 243 Sherwood Drive, Belton, SC, was charged with possession of drug-related objects, storing drugs out of their original container and giving false information after a search allegedly turned up 17 pills, including Alprazolam and Hydroxyzine, a straw with suspected residue of methamphetamine, two silver spoons allegedly used to cook methamphetamine and a silver storage container, all in her purse. She had originally given police another name, according to the arrest report.
Another passenger, Stephen Ray Hodges, 50, 1027 East Grambling Road, Hodges, SC, was charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and possession of drug-related objects. He allegedly had a glass pipe with residue of methamphetamine on his person at the time of the arrest.
Officers also confiscated $6,500 from Hodges — 65 $100 bills.