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Women facing meth trafficking, possession charges in Tallahassee

A man was also arrested during the traffic stop
Posted at 5:57 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 17:57:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Two women are facing multiple charges, including drug trafficking, after deputies say they tried to hide over an ounce of meth inside their undergarments during a traffic stop.

According to court documents, deputies spotted a white Honda Odyssey driving on Woodville Highway on Saturday night. Deputies say the windshield was cracked on the passenger side and the tag appeared to have been painted over, which made it illegible.

Based on the tag violations, deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. As deputies began approaching the vehicle, they noticed several people moving around inside.

The suspects were later identified as 28-year-old Brittany Gurganus, 19-year-old Faith Cyr, and 39-year-old Denver Cyr.

As deputies began speaking with the driver of the vehicle, they noticed the suspects in the back seat continue to move around and reach floor something on the floorboard. When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, all of the suspects stated "no."

Moments later, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrived on scene with his K-9 partner to conduct an air sniff on the vehicle.

Documents say there were a total of five people inside the car. Once all five were outside of the vehicle, deputies say Gurganus and the driver began acting belligerent towards authorities.

Once the K-9 officer walked around the vehicle, it gave a positive alert for the presence of illegal drugs, which led to deputies conduct a search of the vehicle. During the search, deputies several pipes typically used to do drugs.

While deputies where investigating the scene, they noticed Denver and Faith leaning against the patrol car. Investigators say they also saw the two bending down and squatting multiple times.

When deputies checked their area, they found an empty syringe next to the left tire of the patrol vehicle. Authorities say the needle was laying in a wet area but was completely dry, which indicated that someone had just placed it there.

Deputies ended up charging Denver with tampering with evidence for trying to conceal the needle.

Once the search was completed, deputies began speaking with Gurganus. While speaking with her, they noticed "an abnormal bulge" in the top portion of her dress and asked her if she was hiding something.

Documents say she then reached inside her bra and handed deputies three bags of crystal meth. While speaking with deputies, Gurganus admitted to sole ownership of the meth and said it was for her own personal use.

After speaking with Gurganus, deputies proceeded to search Faith. While searching Faith, they found a small plastic bag of crystal meth inside her bra, according to court documents.

Documents say that during the search, Faith reached inside her yoga pants and pulled out two sandwich bags with crystal meth inside and admitted that the meth found on her person belonged to her.

Documents say total of six baggies of meth were found on the women. In total, deputies seized more than an ounce of meth.

Based on the evidence, Gurganus, Faith, and Denver were arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. Gurganus is facing charges for trafficking meth. Faith is being charged with possession of a controlled substance and Denver is being charged with tampering with evidence.