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Police say Decatur woman faces felony drug charge after officers found over 1.6 ounces of meth in purse

Police say Decatur woman faces felony drug charge after officers found over 1.6 ounces of meth in purse

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DECATUR — A 30-year-old Decatur woman is facing a Class X felony drug charge after police say they found over 1.6 ounces of methamphetamine in her purse during a traffic stop Tuesday evening.

Sgt. Chris Copeland said members of the Decatur Police Department Community Action Team conducted a traffic stop around 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of South Maffit and East Wood Streets after a vehicle failed to signal 100 feet before turning.

Copeland said the vehicle was occupied by four people. Officers took one man into custody who they say had a persons wanted for aggravated battery and failed to appear in court for an obstructing justice charge.

According to a sworn affidavit, the 30-year-old woman had an active traffic warrant out of Douglas County.

A K-9 unit was called in to conduct a sniff for reasons unknown, Copeland said. Located inside of the 30-year-old woman's purse was two separate baggies of field tested positive methamphetamine weighing a total of 46.7 grams, or about 1.65 ounces.

A sworn affidavit said the woman claimed the purse and the contents, but declined to comment as to what exactly was in the purse.

She was arrested and booked into the Macon County Jail. She is facing a preliminary Class X felony charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Bail was set at $80,000, meaning she needs $8,000 to bond out of the Macon County Jail.


2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review

Contact Kennedy Nolen at (217) 421-6985. Follow her on Twitter: @KNolenWrites

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