A Greenwood woman is facing three drug charges following a traffic stop inn Laurens yesterday. Laurens City Police Officer Billy Sellers ticketed 24-year-old Ashley Marie Thomas of 920 Marshall Road, Greenwood with an Expired Vehicle License charge at 1:40 yesterday morning on Fleming Street at Pickens Street. Later in the day she was served with warrants charging her with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Crack Cocaine and Simple Possession of Marijuana.
Officer Gainey cites the investigation of Officer Kanipe as indicating that Ashley Thomas had approximately 1.24 gram of methamphetamine in her possession during a lawful traffic stop Monday morning. The warrant states that methamphetamine was found on her person while searching, incident to her arrest. A second warrant states that she knowingly had a quantity of crack cocaine during the lawful traffic stop on Fleming Street. The third warrant states that she was found to knowingly be in possession of 1.8 gram of marijuana concealed in her pocketbook during the lawful traffic stop.
During arraignment yesterday, cash or surety bonds were set totaling $30,857. Ashley Marie Thomas of Greenwood remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.