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Tue April 6, 2010
UPD makes drug bust following traffic stop
By Scott Harvey
Commerce – A traffic stop by Texas A&M University-Commerce Police over the weekend led to the seizure of just under two ounces of marijuana.
The driver, Ashley Norice, was pulled over early Friday morning after seen exiting from an entrance only section of the parking lot behind Whitley Hall. It was also observed the driver's side headlight was defective.
Upon approaching the vehicle, Officer Sharp noticed a faint smell of what he believed was marijuana coming from inside.
Consent to search the vehicle was given several marijuana seeds and stems were located. The officer was then able to locate a bag containing the drug, a clear glass pipe and black grinder, all hidden under a cup holder of the vehicle.
Ms. Norice would later admit that everything belonged to her and no one else. She was placed into custody at that time and charged with possession of marijuana under 2 ounces.
A passenger inside the car was identified as Jaimin Lacy. Mr. Lacy was released and not charged.