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Search for one suspect drags in another

BONNE TERRE – Police arrested a Jefferson County woman who they say possessed a number of prescription pills packaged for sale.

Bonne Terre Police Officers Rick Queen and Steve Poole arrested the woman after noticing what they described as a suspicious car on the parking lot of Egyptian Concrete early Monday morning.

Poole said they had been looking for a suspect in an unrelated incident. They approached a man who was standing outside the vehicle and a woman who was seated inside the vehicle with a dog.

According to police reports, the woman told the officers they pulled over on the property because they needed to let the dog out.

The officers did a check on both of the individuals and found that the woman was wanted on a misdemeanor traffic warrant through Jefferson County. She also had a suspended license.

Poole said they found a small amount of marijuana in her purse. A large amount of oxycodone and diazepam that had been prescribed to the female was found in a bag in the backseat. He said the medicine had been packaged in sets of five and 10 pills for distribution.

Other pills and drug paraphernalia were found.

The items will be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crime lab for analysis.

The 34-year-old woman was transported to the St. Francois County Jail. She could face possible charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The man was not arrested.

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