Tempe Police: Woman hides meth in bra

Tempe police reported the following incidents on Friday:

  • A 26-year-old Tempe woman was arrested March 28 on the 2100 block of East Broadway Road on suspicion of dangerous drugs possession, according to a police report.

    The report stated that the woman, who was driving a 1995 Toyota Corolla, was initially spotted rapidly changing lanes without signaling while apparently attempting to avoid police behind her.

    The first of these lane changes occurred on the Loop 101 southbound toward East Broadway Road, and officers stopped the woman’s vehicle a short time later, the report said.

    K-9 units were called to assist the arresting officers after they began to suspect the woman of drug possession, according to the report.

    A search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale was found in between the driver’s seat and the center console, and it was dusted with a white substance suspected to be methamphetamine, according to the report.

    The same substance was found in a small plastic bag in the woman’s purse, and it was also found on her person after she was transported to Tempe City Jail, police reported.

    Officers found 23 grams of the substance suspected to be methamphetamine in the woman’s bra during a strip-search, the report said.

    In a post-Miranda interview, the woman said the drugs were hers, but denied any involvement in drug trafficking, police said.

    The woman was booked into the Tempe City Jail and held to see a judge, according to the report.

  • A 24-year-old Chandler woman was arrested on March 27 on the 7400 block of South Harl Avenue on suspicion of burglary and unlawful entry, according to a police report.

    At approximately 8 p.m., an employee of Special Moments Catering and Events called police to report a suspicious vehicle parked near the building and an unknown person inside, the report said.

    Upon arrival, officers saw that the fence surrounding the building had been bent to bypass a padlock, and the unknown person was still on the premises, according to the report.

    Officers found the woman and arrested her on the scene, police said.

    Lavoie said that she had come to the business looking for empty boxes and that a Special Moments employee had allowed her into the building and may have accidentally locked her inside, the report said.

    The woman's description of the employee who let her into the building matched that of the business’s owner, according to the report.

    Police said they proceeded to contact the owner, who said that he had offered a woman cardboard boxes after he had seen her climbing in a garbage can earlier that day.

    The owner told police he saw the woman get into her car and drive away after he gave her the boxes, according to the report.

    The owner identified the woman after officers requested he respond to the scene, police reported.

    The woman was transported to the Tempe City Jail, where she was booked and held to see a judge, according to the report.

    The woman was also charged with possession of marijuana after officers found a jar of the green substance on her person after her arrest.

Reports compiled by Megann Phillips

Contact the reporter at megann.phillips@asu.edu or follower her on Twitter @megannphillips

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