SILVER LAKE — Two people from Silver Lake were arrested after officers conducted a traffic stop and discovered meth and narcotics.
Franki James Price, 41; and Shelby Lynne Learned, 27, 3531 W. SR 14, Silver Lake, were both booked for charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug, possession or use of a legend drug, and possession of a syringe, all level 6 felonies; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On May 31, an officer with the Silver Lake Police Department observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Jefferson Street, driven by a male subject identified as Price. The officer had knowledge that Price’s driver’s license was suspended prior and conducted a traffic stop.
The officer identified the passenger in the vehicle as Learned. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer found the vehicle had a false and fictitious registration and arrested Price.
While conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, officers searched Learned’s purse and found three pills that were determined to be a legend drug; a bottle containing 15 gabapentin pills, a legend drug; and a bottle containing eight pills of hydrocodone, a schedule II narcotic drug.
On the floor board of the vehicle, officers found a syringe containing a liquid, a spoon containing cotton balls and a plastic bag containing a brown substance. All of the items tested positive for methamphetamine.
In the back seat of the vehicle, officers found a glass smoking device with white residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, cellophane containing a partially burnt hand-rolled cigarette that tested positive for marijuana, two pills identified as a legend drug, cellophane containing a brownish substance that also tested positive for methamphetamine, and 23 pills identified as a legend drug.
Learned told the officer the pills in her purse belonged to her grandmother and that she was borrowing them.
Both Price and Learned have been arrested and released on their own recognizances. Their initial hearing is at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 20.