A 34 year old St. Augustine woman is in custody today under 10,000.00 bail and facing charges of cocaine possession.
The driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe in the area of Four Mile Road and Ervin Street was stopped for violation of a traffic control device about 10:00 p.m. last night.
Detectives observed the vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at North 9th Street and SR 16. The driver was issued a written warning for that offense by Deputy Josh Underwood.
The passenger, Danielle Grimes, was detained for questioning by the detectives. She was placed in the rear of Deputy Shane Tolericoâ€™s patrol vehicle until she could be interviewed.
A female deputy was summoned to the scene to search Grimes for weapons; at which time she was about to be released.
After she exited Tolericoâ€™s patrol vehicle, the deputy searched the rear seat. Under the cushion of the seat was found a small pill bottle that contained a white, flaky substance which tested positive for cocaine.
Grimes was taken into custody without incident according to the police report.