Woman arrested for cocaine possession

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 Tolerico’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 Tolerico’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.

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