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Woman faces drug charges

Arrest followed traffic stop in South Point

SOUTH POINT — A Greenup, Kentucky, woman was arrested Saturday morning following a traffic stop.

Jessica Waggoner

Jessica Waggoner

Police said officers saw Jessica Waggoner, 34, drive her vehicle into an oncoming lane of traffic on Fourth Street, causing a truck to run off the road to avoid a crash. After reaching speeds of 65 to 70 mph, her vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Fourth and Davidson streets at about 7:20 a.m., according to police.

Police said Wagonner presented erratic behavior and was given field sobriety and urine tests. A K-9 was requested from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office for a search.

Following the search, police said methamphetamine, pills and syringes were found in Waggoner’s vehicle.

Waggoner was charged with possession of crystal meth, operating a vehicle under the influence, reckless driving and possession of hypodermics.

Sgt. Lenny Abrams of South Point Police, said the drug charges are being handled in Lawrence County courts, while the traffic charges will be dealt with in South Point Mayor’s Court.