Eastanollee woman arrested for DUI after falling asleep in vehicle
An Eastanollee woman has been arrested after Stephens County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a business off Historic Highway 17 in Martin.
According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, on January 9, his office received the call regarding a female who was asleep inside her vehicle.
Shirley says K-9 Deputy Daniel Dixon and his canine Reba, arrived at the business following the call.
After repeated attempts, the female driver was awakened.
Shirley says while speaking with the driver, the deputy could tell that the driver was under the influence.
The driver was in the driver’s seat and had control to operate the vehicle.
She was asked to step out and was arrested for driving under the influence.
During the arrest, Shirley says the deputy padded down the driver and recovered a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.
Dixon then deployed his narcotics canine, who gave an indication of the presence of illegal drugs inside the vehicle.
A search revealed approximately one ounce of suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle.
A field test revealed a positive indication for methamphetamine.
A quantity of marijuana was also located in the vehicle.
43-year-old Stacy Norris, of Eastanollee, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Norris is currently incarcerated in the Stephens County Jail.