Alleged Methamphetamine Possession Leads to Drug Charges for Trio

Pictured Left to Right: McCormick, Vanwinkle, Eversole

On early Tuesday morning, Richmond Police observed a vehicle traveling south on the Eastern Bypass. The vehicle’s license plate was not illuminated, which prompted the officer to conduct a traffic stop.

After stopping the vehicle, it was discovered that the driver, identified as Jaclyn Vanwinkle of Berea, had an active warrant out for her arrest. Vanwinkle was detained and placed in the back of the police cruiser.

The officer was given consent to search the vehicle, which lead to the alleged discovery of suspected methamphetamine inside of a black bag on the passenger-side floorboard.

A passenger, Tiffany McCormick of Waco, was sitting on the passenger side of the vehicle and was deemed by authorities to have the ability to have physical control over the substance. McCormick denied having any drug paraphernalia on her person or property. A search of McCormick’s purse reportedly yielded a small scale containing white powder and two needles.

According to the citation, McCormick advised police that she had forgot that there were needles located in her purse. A third passenger, Joshua Eversole, stated that he was the owner of the black bag and had placed it in the vehicle, but denied knowing that there were drugs inside. Eversole was also determined to have the ability to have physical control over the bag due to his close proximity to it during the traffic stop.

Vanwinkle, McCormick, and Eversole were all transported to the Madison County Detention Center where they were all charged with 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance. McCormick was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.