By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

A 37-year-old Duncanville woman was in the Bell County Jail on Monday after Killeen police said they found more than 5 ounces of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Adell Torres Flores was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Flores on Saturday, setting bail at $50,000.

Police arrested Flores after receiving information from a "reliable source" that a driver was the way to Killeen from Dallas to negotiate a drug transaction, according to an arrest affidavit.

On Friday, a police officer saw a car matching the description traveling near the 1100 block of South Fort Hood Street. The driver failed to use a signal twice when turning onto Central Texas Expressway and merging onto U.S. Highway 190.

The officer stopped the vehicle and called a narcotics dog out to the scene. Authorities searched the car after the dog issued an alert.

Police officers found a plastic bag under the front passenger seat containing a substance that field-tested positive as methamphetamine. The bag contained 147 grams of suspected methamphetamine, with a street value of between $8,000 and $11,000.

In the arrest affidvit, a police officer reported that the driver of the car, Flores, later admitted the methamphetamine was hers and that she intended to sell it in Killeen.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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