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Passenger’s Loose Lips Resulted in Drug Charges

A woman riding as the passenger in a car that had been pulled over reportedly gave quite a bit of assistance to the authorities by offering them the information that she had drugs in her handbag.

Around 2:00 am on September 19, 59-year-old Jacqueline Hubbard from Pete Beach, Florida, was the passenger of a traveling car, allegedly riding without her seatbelt affixed when the driver of the vehicle was pulled over by a Largo Police Department officer.

When the officer approached the car and spoke with Hubbard, who had a purse hanging from her neck, she was allegedly asked if she was carrying any drugs. The woman was reported as immediately copping to having crack cocaine stored in what she referred to as her “felony purse,” according to the affidavit.

When her bag was searched it reportedly revealed that Hubbard was holding a couple of crack rocks, a small amount of powder cocaine, and two glass pipes that were assumed to be meant for smoking crack.

Hubbard was recorded as willingly and freely providing the specific details of the contents of her bag after she had already been read her Miranda rights.

The woman was taken into custody for her allegedly felonious purse and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Hubbard is being charged for felony possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and she was ordered to be held in lieu of a $2150 bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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