Speeding Stop Leads To Drug Charges

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  LAKEHURST – A Manchester woman was pulled over for speeding, but was found to have drugs in her car.

  The incident happened on May 8 at around 3:30 p.m., police said. Officer Michael Cecchini observed a 2016 Honda that was speeding in a residential area near the intersection of Union Avenue and Elm Street. When he pulled her over, he learned that she was driving on a suspended license.

  Police said there was probable cause to search the vehicle, which turned up about 7.7 ounces of marijuana, a digital scale, $612 and other drug paraphernalia.

  Alyssa K. Jimenez, 20, of Manchester was charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Over 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Alcohol by Underage Persons and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jimenez was also issued three motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Suspended, Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle and Speeding.

  These charges are only accusations until proven in a court of law.