Rockford woman faces drug charges
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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A Rockford woman was arrested last Tuesday on multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop in the Richville area.
Per Sheriff Michael Howell, on November 8 Investigator Travis Ward was patrolling around Double Bridges near Kelley’s Crossroads in the Richville area when he saw a vehicle with a woman hanging out the driver’s side window. According to the report, Howell said that the woman was waving and “carrying on.”
Ward proceeded to run the vehicle’s license plate, and Howell said that it came back to a utility trailer, signifying that the vehicle had a switched tag.
Ward then stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as 62-year-old Debbie Graves of Rockford.
Consent was given to search the vehicle, and Howell stated that Ward located marijuana, a small bag of methamphetamine and two glass pipes used for smoking meth in Graves’ vehicle.
Graves was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Her total bond for all three charges was set at $9,000. She was released on bond on November 12 to await trial.
Anyone who sees or observes suspicious activity is encouraged to report it to the Sheriff’s Office at 256-377-4922 or online at www.coosacountyso.org. Anonymous tips are also welcome.