LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested two East Texas women on felony drug charges after a traffic stop on Paul Avenue Tuesday night. A search of their car turned up meth in a purse behind the driver's seat.
Neither woman took responsibility for the meth, so they both wound up in jail.
Sundi Leanna Hester, 27, of Diboll, and Savannah Misty Dawn Wade, 34, of Huntington, are both still being held in the Angelina County Jail. Each of them was charged with state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. Hester was also charged with Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and Class C misdemeanor theft less than $20.
Hester's collective bail amount was set at $5,000, and Wade's bail was set at $2,500.
According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, an LPD officer stopped Hester's Honda Civic in the 2800 block of Paul Avenue at about 7:49 p.m. Tuesday night and found that she had outstanding arrest warrants.
During a search of the vehicle, an officer found crystal methamphetamine in Hester's purse, which was located behind the driver's seat of the car, the report stated. The search also allegedly turned up the types of blue and clear capsules that are often used to store meth.
"Neither of the women took responsibility for the drug found in Hester's purse," the report stated.