With the help of a K-9, Chambers County Sheriff deputies arrested an Anahuac woman who is now facing multiple drug possession charges.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said at about 2:13 a.m. Tuesday, Deputy Tanner Dickens with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit conducted a traffic stop on FM 563 for a traffic violation.
Driving the vehicle was 45-year-old Geneva Bennett.
Hawthorne said Bennett denied the consent for a search, but Deputy Dickens requested a K-9 named Yorie be brought to the scene for a “free-air sniff” of the vehicle.
Once K-9 Yorie arrived on the scene, the dog alerted deputies to the odor of narcotics, according to Hawthorne.
“Deputies searched the vehicle and located a large amount of illegal drugs,” Hawthorne said.
Bennett was found to be in possession of various types of drugs, Hawthorne said. This includes heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, diazepam, alprazolam, hydrocodone, Vyvanse, dextroamphetamine, gabapentin, morphine sulfate, clonazepam, cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride, lorazepam, gemfibrozil, hydrocodone-acetaminophen, methadone, and benzodiazepine.
Bennett was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Jail, where she remains on several thousands of dollars in bonds.
Bennett received six controlled substance possession charges, ranging from a 1st-degree felony to a state jail felony.
Each of the six charges carries with it a $5,000 bond. In addition, she was charged with possession of a dangerous drug, a misdemeanor that carries a $2,000 bond, and possession of marijuana, another misdemeanor that has a $940 bond.
“The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office will always target drug traffickers who attempt to distribute this poison in our county,” Hawthorne said. “Our goal is to dismantle and eliminate narcotic distribution to our citizens, which, affect not only the user but their families and loved ones.”