Traffic stop leads to drug possession arrest

GNAW BONE — A Bell Road woman was arrested on drug charges after police stopped her for driving with a suspended license.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Stargell pulled over Alicia Poindexter Taylor, 37, at about 11:20 p.m. Aug. 12 in Gnaw Bone.

She told Stargell that her license was suspended and she did not have insurance on the vehicle, the report said. Her passenger also did not have a valid driver’s license.

Stargell called a wrecker. While taking inventory of the vehicle for the tow, Sgt. Bill Southerland reported finding three tablets: two Acetaminophen/Oxycodone and one Alprazolam, all of which are controlled substances.

Taylor told Stargell she did not know who the pills belonged to. Stargell found a digital scale in her purse, but she said a friend put it in there because she did not want to carry it, the affidavit said.

Taylor was arrested and transported to the Brown County jail. On Aug. 17, she was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and driving while suspended, all Class A misdemeanors.