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Woman arrested for drugs in Madison County after traffic stop

Woman arrested for drugs in Madison County after traffic stop
Posted at 12:04 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 08:15:10-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Madison County deputies have arrested a woman after they found prescription drugs, marijuana, and meth in her purse.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says that on May 16, around 8 p.m., a deputy stopped a gold SUV on SR 145 for committing a traffic violation.

Deputies talked to the driver, identified as Tonya Marie Randall, and explained the reason for the traffic stop. While that deputy was talking to Randall, another deployed canine “Leo” to conduct a free air sniff on the outside of the SUV. 

They said the canine gave a positive indication of drugs within the SUV.

Deputies then searched the SUV. During the search, a black purse was found in the drivers’ compartment that belonged to Randall.

They found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine, numerous schedule II pills, a digital scale, a glass smoking pipe containing methamphetamine residue and a small amount of marijuana.

Deputies also discovered syringes, smoking pipes, scales and other items of drug paraphernalia in the car.

Randall was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Madison County Jail. She faces several charges related to drug possession and intent to sell drugs.