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Police say they found meth in Heights woman’s vehicle during traffic stop

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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:45 pm

A Harker Heights woman is facing felony drug charges after police claim they found methamphetamine in her vehicle.

Sunni April Strickland, 26, was arraigned Monday on a second-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance in an amount of more than 4 grams, but less than 200 grams by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

According to an arrest affidavit, a Harker Heights police officer pulled a vehicle over Friday night after the driver, Strickland, failed to signal before making a left turn from Arlo Road onto Amy Lane.

According to the arrest affidavit, Strickland became “extremely nervous” while speaking with the officer and was shaking profusely.

During the stop, police deployed a certified narcotics-detecting dog. The dog sniffed the vehicle and alerted to the presence of drugs.

Police found a baggie containing a white, powdery residue between the gaps of the front seats. A further search of a purse in the vehicle revealed a black digital scale and another plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine. The total weight of the methamphetamine, with packaging, was 21 grams, the affidavit stated. Strickland is in custody in Bell County Jail. Her bail was set at $50,000.

Cooke also arraigned the following individuals on unrelated charges Monday:

Geraldo Ashford-Laquinn Byers, 25, on a charge of assault of a family or household member by strangulation. Byers’ bail was set at $50,000.

Carl Dwain Twomey, 26, on a charge of assault of a family or household member by strangulation. Bail was set at $50,000.

Kimberly Ann Rivera, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram. Rivera’s bail was set at $20,000.

Alexius Nijeria McClendon, 17, on a charge of burglary of a habitation. McClendon’s bail was set at $50,000.

Donovan Lafarday Jacobs, 21, on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Jacobs’ bail was set at $50,000.

Alex Rene Baptiste, 51, on a charge of assault with bodily injury to a family member, repeat offender. Baptiste’s bail was set at $50,000.

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