Crime reports: Running a stop sign leads to drug possession charge
Published 2:01 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The mistake of running a stop sign led to far more than a traffic citation for a Vicksburg woman Tuesday.
Officers stopped a 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Erica Lucas, 34, of Vicksburg, near the intersection of Iowa Avenue and North Frontage Road for running a stop sign.
During the stop, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. As a result, officers conducted a search of the vehicle where they found methamphetamine.
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Lucas was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. She appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Wednesday, where Judge Penny Lawson set Lucas’ bond at $20,000 and bound her case over to the grand jury.