A 38-year-old woman was arrested and charged with methamphetamine possession and Fentanyl in Sebastian, Florida.
According to the affidavit, Sebastian police responded to a call about a vehicle driving recklessly on CR-512 (Sebastian Blvd). An officer spotted the car and made a traffic stop in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms.
The driver was identified as Louisa Renee Hodges of Sebastian. The officer observed blood on her arms and feet and a significant cut on one of her fingers. Hodges told the police that she wanted to go to the hospital. EMS responded to Cumberland Farms.
“I noted her pupils were extremely pinpoint, and her speech was slurred,” the officer said.
In addition, the officer observed a cut straw on the vehicle’s floorboard near the gas pedal, commonly used for inhaling numerous narcotics, the affidavit said.
When asked what Hodges was on, she declined to say but said she was tired and wanted her mother to take her to the hospital. She was transported to Sebastian River Medical Center by ambulance.
At the scene, a K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics from Hodges the vehicle. A search revealed plastic baggies that field tested positive for Fentanyl. Then, officers found a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. In addition, a black tar substance was found in the center console that field tested positive for Fentanyl.
During the investigation, the police located four portable scales, numerous syringes, and clear plastic baggies consistent with the packaging and distribution of narcotics.
After Hodges was cleared from the hospital, she was transported to the Indian River County Jail, where two more baggies fell out of her bra. She then attempted to destroy the evidence, but the jail staff gained custody of them. The bags tested positive for heroin.
She is currently being held at the Indian River County jail on a $15,500 bond.