Martinez jailed again on drug charges
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A Pearsall woman has been arrested for the second time in under two months on felony drug charges after being found in possession of black tar heroin and other narcotics.
Janice Martinez, 46, was the subject of an investigation by Frio County deputies Thursday, July 21, after a routine traffic stop on a rural two-lane road.
Deputies reported that the woman was traveling on FM 140 at around 2 a.m. last Thursday when her black sedan veered off the road several times.
During the roadside interview, Martinez allegedly consented to a search of her vehicle and admitted she did not have a valid driver’s license. It was during the search that deputies discovered a bag of marijuana and a pill bottle containing nine individually wrapped foil packets in the woman’s purse. The packets were later determined to contain black tar heroin.
A further search revealed that Martinez was in possession of a glass pipe and methamphetamine in a bag.
The suspect was transported to the Frio County Jail without further incident and faces two felony charges for the possession of methamphetamine and heroin and a misdemeanor charge for the possession of marijuana.
Martinez had previously been arrested Thursday, June 9, after a deputies discovered methamphetamine in her purse during a routine traffic stop. The woman was charged with a state jail felony for the possession of methamphetamine.