Passenger Arrested for Felony Possession of Controlled Substance
Late Sunday night, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 9th Street and South Engineer Avenue on a vehicle with expired registration
During the traffic stop, K9 Lord ran around the vehicle for an open-air sniff. K9 Lord alerted positively to the odor of narcotics. The passenger in the vehicle, Elaine Lynn Nicole Luera, 18, Homeless, admitted to having the narcotics inside her person, according to the probable cause statement.
Luera removed a baggie of a measurable crystal substance as well as a syringe coated in a crystal substance from her vagina. The narcotics and paraphernalia were seized as evidence.
Luera was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Luera was placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Luera was issued a $7500 cash or surety bond.
The driver, who was not named in the report, was issued a summons for No Insurance and released.
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