A 33-year-old woman has been indicted for trafficking methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Columbus Avenue in Washington C.H.
Crystal L. Carey, of 411 Eastern Ave., is charged with third-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs and third-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs. She was arraigned recently in Fayette County Common Pleas Court, and her jury trial date is set for Dec. 19.
On Aug. 24, a Washington Police Department officer made a traffic stop on Columbus Avenue after he ran a registration check on a vehicle in the area. The vehicle registration had expired as of Aug. 5, according to police reports.
The officer did a warrant check on all three occupants of the vehicle and found that the front seat passenger, Jamaal C. Robinson, 36, of 742 John St., had an active arrest warrant issued by the Xenia Police Department. Robinson was subsequently arrested, reports said.
While arresting Robinson, an officer said he observed through the door window two plastic-tied baggies containing a white substance on the floorboard of the vehicle on the right passenger side. The first baggie allegedly contained a hard white crystallized substance, and the second baggie contained a white powder substance.
An officer then ordered Carey, the driver, and the back seat passenger, Desiraee Miller, 21, of 1131 Grace St., to get out of the vehicle while a probable cause search was made, according to reports. Police said a metal pipe with residue and char marks was found on the floorboard of the driver’s seat. Carey was subsequently arrested.
According to reports, $426 in cash was seized from Robinson’s wallet “due to the drugs located inside prepped for shipment indicating intent to sell.”
Miller reportedly told an officer that she was on probation, and she was then arrested for probation violation.
Carey, Robinson and Miller were all taken to the Fayette County Jail.
The drugs tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The result was forwarded to the grand jury prior to the indictment of Carey. Robinson and Miller denied any ownership of the drugs, according to police.
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