Jackson County Deputies Make Drug Arrest

Posted at 1:38 PM, Nov 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-12 15:33:31-05

JACKSON COUNTY, FL (WTXL) -- A 22-year-old woman was arrested on several drug charges early Thursday morning.

Information from Jackson County  Sheriff's Office:

On 11-12-2015, at approximately 0205hrs, Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies observed a green, Chevrolet Blazer, traveling north on Hwy 71.

Deputies observed the vehicle having defective equipment and effected a traffic stop. Deputies made contact with the driver and two passengers. The rear passenger identified herself as, Gena Nicole Redden.

While conducting the traffic stop, Deputies requested and obtained, consent to search the vehicle and compartments. Redden exited the vehicle and was asked if she was in possession of any items, Deputies needed to be aware of. Redden stated she had a glass pipe in her front jacket pocket. Deputies then retrieved the item and observed it contained residue from recent use. The pipe was consistent with being commonly used to ingest methamphetamine. Redden then directed Deputies to her purse, in the back floorboard of the vehicle.

She stated the purse contained several more drug related items. Deputies investigated the purse and discovered a digital scale, a large package of small plastic "baggies", commonly used to package illicit narcotics for sale, two more used glass pipes, and a plastic container, containing a liquid substance and cotton swab, that field tested positive for Methamphetamine.

Redden was then placed under arrest and transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility without further incident, to await First Appearance.