When a Garden Grove woman was pulled over for reckless driving on Saturday morning, police discovered she was carrying a rather large quantity of prescription narcotics in the vehicle.
Shauna Kester had been driving near the Festival of the Arts grounds in Laguna Beach when she was reportedly seen by an on-duty officer while operating the vehicle erratically. With the assistance of another patrolman in the vicinity Kester was pulled over.
The officers requested that Kester step out of the vehicle, and they began to question her. She disclosed that she had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening. The officers then searched her car and located a cosmetic storage case containing hundreds of prescription pills comprised of over fifteen different kinds of medication.
Though Kester was allegedly in possession of such a large quantity of narcotic pills, she has not been identified as working in a field that would require transporting such an amount.
When the officers initially approached her vehicle Kester was using her cellphone, and at first she denied their request that she put it down. After agreeing to let the officers look through the text messages on her phone they discovered what they believed to be evidence of her intention to sell the pills to others.
30-year-old Kester was placed under arrest and taken to Laguna Beach jail. She is accused of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kester was transported to Orange County Jail where she remains on $20,000 bond.
If you or someone you love is suspected of drug crimes, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.