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Lufkin PD traffic stop results in meth arrest

April Wetherell (Source: Angelina County Jail) April Wetherell (Source: Angelina County Jail)
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Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 25-year-old Lufkin woman on drug charges following a traffic stop on North Timberland drive Thursday night.

April Lynn Wetherell is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram charge and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a dangerous drug charge. Collectively, her bail has been set at $3,000.

According to the narrative from the police report, an LPD investigator was working traffic on North Timberland Drive when he spotted a tan Honda CRV run a red light and pulled the vehicle over a short time later. When the investigator made contact with the people in the car, he could smell the odor of burning marijuana coming from the car.

The investigator asked why the smell was so strong, and the man said he had smoked marijuana earlier that day.

After the investigator ran both individuals’ names for outstanding warrants, he found that the man had misdemeanor warrants. At that point, the investigator moved Wetherell to the back of the vehicle, so he could search it.

The investigator found a purse containing a letter to Wetherell and a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in the car, the narrative stated. A small baggie of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a number of prescription pills were also found in the car, according to the narrative.

After the LPD investigator took Wetherell into custody for the marijuana in her purse, he noticed something sticking out of her shirt and called a female officer to search her. At that point, Wetherell started crying and stating that “he has put it in her pants.”

A female officer searched Wetherell and found nine pills and a plastic wrapper with a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Both people were arrested and taken to the county jail.

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