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2/4/2014 2:07:00 PM
Woman charged with meth possession

A 28-year-old Cottonwood woman, Alicia Lachniet, was arrested Sunday on five counts of possession of a dangerous drug, and three counts of drug paraphernalia. She was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Cottonwood Police stopped the vehicle in the area of North Main and North 7th Street after observing numerous traffic violations. During the stop, officers noticed that Lachniet showed signs of recent methamphetamine use. Lachniet denied any meth use but agreed to a search of her vehicle. Police found a little over 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, a glass pipe with residue, a syringe, and a baggie containing three Lorazepam.

The woman was taken into custody but denied any use of the items. She agreed to provide a urine test for officers to show she had none of the drugs in her system. Lachniet provided a sample, which tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine and benzodiazepine. (Lorazepam).

Lanchniet was transported to the YCSO Jail.

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