LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin police officer arrested a woman on drug possession charges after he checked out a report that a woman was sleeping in a car outside of a local hotel Monday.
Before the woman was searched at the Angelina County Jail, she admitted to having more drugs hidden in her bra.
Tiffany Stovall, 27, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams charge, a third-degree felony prohibited substance in a correctional facility, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams charge, and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia - marijuana charge. Collectively, her bail amount has been set at $2,000 for two of the four charges.
According to the police report, a Lufkin PD officer responded to a call at approximately 12:22 p.m. Monday in reference to a report that a woman was sleeping in her car outside of the Courtyard Marriott hotel. When the officer made contact with Stovall, she claimed that she had been smoking marijuana that morning.
During the search of her vehicle, methamphetamine was also discovered. After the officer handcuffed Stovall, he found a glass pipe that had fallen from her shirt sleeve, the report stated.
According to the report, Stovall was transported to the county jail, where she was told that she would be strip searched. At that point, she admitted to having more drugs hidden inside of her bra, the report stated. The search turned up a large baggie containing many smaller ones within it. The smaller bags contained 40 grams of meth, more marijuana and two prescription drug pills.
Stovall was sentenced to five months and 50 days in federal prison last October after her supervised release was revoked on a federal conviction.
In November 2011, Stovall pleaded guilty to a charge in which she allegedly bought pseudeophedrine on Oct. 22, 2010 at a Lufkin CVS Pharmacy, with the intention of it being used to make meth. This is a practice known inside law enforcement circles as "smurfing." She received a 57-month sentence in June 2012, which was followed by a two-year sentence of supervised release.