FINNEY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas woman on drug allegations after a traffic stop.
On Wednesday, a police officer conducted a traffic stop on a Kia Soul for failure to signal intent of turn at a stop sign located at N 3rd St. and E. Hamline in Garden City, according to a statement from the Finney County Sheriff.
The officer identified the driver as 24-year-old Mariela Sanchez of Garden City.
During the traffic stop, reasonable suspicion was obtained to detain the vehicle and driver for further investigation. A Finney County Sheriff’s Office K9 Deputy responded to assist and indicated the presence of narcotics.
A search resulted in the location and seizure of approximately just under a pound of Methamphetamine that tested positive for the presence of Fentanyl, a digital scale, and drug paraphernalia used to introduce drugs into the human body.
Officers arrested Sanchez on requested charges of distribute opiate opium narcotic certain stimulant; 100 grams -< 1 kilogramDistribute or possess w/int to distribute drug paraphernalia for illegal usePossession of opiate opium narcotic or certain stimulantUse/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body.