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Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest


Jessica Lynn Shafer

December 8, 2017

In the early morning hours this date, Baxter County Corporal Rockie Morrell was on patrol on Hwy 5 near Hospital Drive when he observed a vehicle matching the description of a BOLO that had been put out earlier in the evening.  Deputy Morrell made a traffic stop on the vehicle and had the driver exit the vehicle. During the pat down of the driver, a glass pipe, commonly used to ingest methamphetamine, fell out of the driver’s pocket. The driver, Jessica Shafer was then placed in handcuffs. During the post arrest search of the vehicle, a needle and a bag containing a pipe and marijuana was found. 

Jessica Lynn Shafer, age 33 of Lakeview was charged with:

2-Counts - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class D Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, Class A Misdemeanor

Shafer is currently being held on 3500 bond pending her appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on December 14, at 1 pm

Sheriff John Montgomery