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ERRATIC DRIVER ALSO HAD PRESCRIPTION PILLS, OFFICERS SAY
A Frio County woman who had been reportedly driving erratically was taken into custody Thursday, September 14, after deputies found her under the influence of toxins and in possession of over 80 grams of synthetic marijuana.
Frio County deputies say they effected a traffic stop around 2 p.m. last Thursday after they observed the driver behind the wheel of a black Dodge Ram pickup truck failing to stay in one lane of traffic along Comal Street in Pearsall.
The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Megan Rodriguez, stopped her pickup truck at a popular taco stand.
“It was evident that the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance, due to slurred speech and unsteadiness standing,” the deputy wrote in his report.
Rodriguez’ demeanor prompted deputies to search her vehicle, where they discovered the synthetic marijuana packed for sale in 17 individual bags.
According to a report on the case, the packaged drugs are consistent with street drug trade.
Deputies examining the vehicle also found a number of alprazolam pills for which Rodriguez did not have a prescription.
Rodriguez was transported to the Frio County Jail without further incident and faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance and a first-degree felony charge for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, synthetic marijuana.
“The Frio County Sheriff’s Office is committed to finding the most effective methods to deter illegal drug possession and the sale of illegal drugs in our community,” Sheriff Mike Morse said in phone interview this week. “Our deputies have made several significant seizures in the last two months. The battle will continue against illegal drugs. Let it be known this office will not back down from anyone engaged in illegal criminal activity.”