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Traffic stop yields meth arrests

On Friday, May 13, at approximately 10:40 a.m., Deputy Goldman with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) interstate criminal enforcement unit conducted a traffic stop on a motorist traveling on I-10 for a traffic infraction.

According to MCSO reports, upon approaching the driver, Deputy Goldman immediately detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the driver. The driver was identified as Traveous Anderson, 29, of Palmetto, Fl., and was accompanied by a passenger that was identified as Vernette Pompey, 42, also of Palmetto, Fl.

Deputy Goldman requested assistance from Lt. Haskell in order to conduct a probable cause search of the vehicle; the search detected that the headliner appeared to have been disturbed and a detailed search of the area located approximately 59 grams of crystal methamphetamine. The search further recovered eight cell phones and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.

Anderson and Pompey were both arrested with charges of trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and Anderson was additionally charged with driving while license suspended.

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