Suspected marijuana found after traffic stop

Staff report


Police found nine bags of suspected marijuana in an SUV Monday morning after pulling over the vehicle for speeding on the East Side.

Officers Josh Kelly and Mike Anderson were working a speed detail about 11:20 a.m. on the Himrod Avenue Expressway when they clocked the SUV speeding and pulled it over at the Albert Street exit.

As the officers approached the SUV, they could see the front-seat passenger moving around frantically, reports said, and they could see suspected marijuana seeds on the seat where he was sitting.

The driver, Carla Stubbs, 35, of Youngstown, tried to zip up her purse, but Kelly could see a bag of suspected marijuana sticking out of it, reports said.

There were two bags of suspected marijuana in the sandwich bag and seven more in a makeup bag inside the purse, according to police.

Stubbs was arrested for driving under suspension and trafficking in drugs.

The passenger was released.

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