A failure to fix an issue from a previous traffic stop led to a drug arrest recently.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Crawford said he was at the intersection of Highway 68 and Puett Road when he saw a Dodge Charger with a Wisconsin license plate and knew he’d pulled over a similar car the week before for improper display of plates.

Since nothing seemed to have changed, Crawford ran a check on the plate and it came back with no record.

Crawford then stopped the car and the driver pulled into the justice center parking lot. Crawford found three people in the car, including the driver, who told him the car actually belonged to a man, which Crawford said was the same thing he was told the other day.

Crawford said he began talking to Shelby Lee Williams, a passenger, and was informed she had a warrant for her arrest out of Loudon County.

After she was placed into custody, Williams told Crawford she had a pouch inside her pants containing drugs and drug paraphernalia. Crawford said she handed over the pouch and inside he found two baggies of suspected meth, one bag of suspected Heroin, 10 pills believed to be Lorazepam and cut straws, aluminum foil and a hypodermic needle.

Williams, 25, Bledsoe Drive, Etowah, was charged with possession of Heroin, possession of meth for resale, possession of Lorazepam for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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