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Woman caught with drugs in Dunnellon traffic stop

Sarah May Thompson

A New Port Richey woman as arrested on drug charges early Thursday during a traffic stop in Dunnellon.

Sarah May Thompson, 34, was a passenger in a white Ford station wagon that was pulled over for having a stolen tag on SW 81st Street. During the traffic stop, a Marion County sheriff’s K9 conducted an open-air sniff and alerted deputies to narcotics in the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office report.

A search of the vehicle turned up a black zippered bag under Thompson’s seat that contained a small clear jar containing a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana, a jar containing a white rock-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, and 1 ½ pills identified as methadone, the report said.

A deputy also found a brown sunglasses case under Thompson’s seat that contained a glass pipe. The pipe contained a residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Thompson refused to speak to deputies about the items found in the vehicle, according to the report.

Thompson was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released Friday on $6,000 bond. No court information was available.

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