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Police Arrest Four on Drug Related Charges

A series of drug related arrests took place last Thursday in Nashville. On Thursday, Jan. 13 at approximately 7:24 p.m. police conducted a traffic stop near 1-64 eastbound ramp on State Route 127. Police asked a 37 year old female driver from Hoffman to exit the vehicle. While exiting the vehicle, methamphetamine fell from the driver. Police then arrested the 37 year old female along with a 38 year old male from Centralia, Illinois and conducted a search of the vehicle. Police recovered 25 capsules of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia which was in the possession of the passenger. The female driver was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine and was issued a citation for operating an uninsured vehicle. The male passenger was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Both the passenger and driver were transported to Washington County Jail. 

 On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11:23 p.m. Nashville Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 100 block of North Mill Street. The initial stop was made due to a traffic violation. Police were able to identify a 37 year old female from Desoto, Illinois as well as a male passenger. 

Upon further investigation, it was found the female passenger had a warrant against her from Perry County and was then taken into custody. According to police, the male passenger was taken into custody after finding a syringe lying close by him in the vehicle. The 37 year old male was out of Vergennes, Illinois. 

Police then searched the vehicle and recovered controlled substances and suspected methamphetamine. The female driver was charged with obstructing justice, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She was additionally served with her outstanding warrant. The male was charged with obstructing identification, obstructing justice, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe. Both suspects were taken into custody and taken to Washington County Jail. 

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