79.4 F
The Villages
Monday, June 14, 2021

Woman with drugs in vehicle nabbed after police spot marijuana cigarette in ‘plain view’

Katie Marie Goodwin

A woman with drugs reportedly in her vehicle was nabbed after police spotted a marijuana cigarette in “plain view” during a traffic stop.

Katie Marie Goodwin, 43, of Leesburg, was traveling in a black Ford Edge with Mississippi license plates at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when she was pulled over at County Road 466A and Lee Street for failure to maintain a single lane, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. A marijuana cigarette was spotted near the odometer on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

A gold box with a clear, plastic bag containing a white powdery substance, later determined to be methamphetamine, was found in the vehicle’s center console. Four Clonazepam pills, a metal “one hit” pipe and a metal bowl containing a green leafy substance were also found in the vehicle.

Goodwin provided a name and birth date of another woman, who did not look like her when officers pulled up the woman’s driver’s license photo. When she revealed her true name, officers found she was wanted on a Sumter County warrant charging her with possession of methamphetamine.

She was arrested on a charge of providing a false name to a law enforcement officer as well as several drug charges. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $6,000 bond.

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

People upset over the crosses are ignoring the trash

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Santiago Domingo resident laments the fact that the people upset over the little white crosses are the same ones apparently able to overlook the bottles, cans and other trash.

The Villages Daily Sun has made the puzzles too small

A Village of Santiago resident, in a Letter to the Editor, complains that The Villages Daily Sun has made the puzzles too small for readers to be able to enjoy them.

Common sense should prevail in cross dispute

A Village of Summerhill resident is hoping that common sense will prevail in the ongoing controversy over little white crosses in The Villages. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Street Legal golf carts

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, attempts to educate a previous letter writer about Street Legal golf carts in The Villages.

Safe from impact fee increases

A Village of Osceola Hills resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers praise for Gov. DeSantis and other lawmakers who fought to stop “excessive impact fee increases.”

The Villages, Florida