An East Helena woman is being charged with two felony counts for drugs police allegedly found in her vehicle and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christina Marie Westcott, 33, was pulled over on April 1 for driving a vehicle suspected of having fake license plates. Court documents filed on April 25 say police obtained a search warrant for Westcott’s vehicle and found straws, syringes, glass pipes, rolling papers, a scale, four small bags containing approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, four bags with white residue and 15 grams of marijuana.
Westcott faces felonies for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. She also is charged with a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Documents say the Missouri River Task Force made a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from the same vehicle several months earlier. Officers were unable to positively identify the woman in the car as Westcott, but the owner of the vehicle said Westcott had been using the vehicle at that time.
The documents request the court allow the state to prosecute Westcott based on probable cause.