December 08 a member of the LCSO stopped a speeding vehicle on U.S. 36 for 18 over the speed limit. The officer smelled marijuana upon approaching the vehicle. The female driver did not have identification with her and seemed happy to provider her name and personal identifiers.
A citation was issued for the speeding and the person was carefully explained the ticket and signed it under the name she had given the deputy. The driver claimed there was no marijuana in the vehicle and resulting search revealed drug paraphernalia and a small quantity of high grade marijuana.
This week we were able to determine the person lied to us about her actual legal name and discovered her actual identity. The correct person has a lengthy driving record and allegedly committed a felony of Driving While Revoked/Suspended due to the number of prior convictions.
We are submitting a report to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of a warrant on the alleged felony driving revoked/suspended crime, Forgery violation and drug equipment violation.
Sheriff Steve Cox