Traffic Stop Results in Drug Charges for Waco Woman


A Waco woman was recently arrested following a traffic stop which occurred on East Irvine Street in Richmond.

Kentucky State Police officials observed the driver of the vehicle had a parole warrant, and initiated the stop. Upon contact, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. When asked if there were any illegal substances in the vehicle, passenger Misty Martinez reportedly told police there were not.

According to the citation, authorities located a meth pipe while searching Martinez’s purse. This prompted police to ask Martinez again if there was anything else illegal in her possession, and she replied that were was in her wallet. Three small bags of suspected methamphetamine were reportedly found inside the billfold.

The officer arrested Martinez and transported her to the Madison County Detention Center for lodging. Prior to being booked, Martinez was asked once again by police if she had any other illegal substances. After denying that she did, more suspected methamphetamine was allegedly discovered on her person.

Martinez was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree Promoting Contraband, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.