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Bristol police: Traffic stop yields nearly a pound of meth

Johnson City Press • Aug 7, 2018 at 12:20 PM

BRISTOL – Police found nearly a pound of methamphetamine last week in a traffic stop on Volunteer Parkway and on Tuesday issued a request for help in the investigation.

On Aug. 1, police stopped Petra Asucena Lozano Rodriguez, 30, for an alleged light law violation and learned she had been driving on a suspended license.

As they arrested her, police found that she had a small amount of money and one of the bills had a white powdery residue that she admitted was meth, police said in a news release. Searching her vehicle, police found clear bag containing 14.7 ounces of meth and a set of digital scales.

Rodriguez was charged with possession with methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 ft of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended driver license and expired registration. She was held in the Sullivan County Jail.

Police seized both the vehicle and the drugs as evidence.

Polic said the investigation was on-going and asked anyone with information about the case to call 423-764-TIPS (8477).

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