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Deltona traffic stop results in two arrests on drug charges
By Joe Crews
posted Sep 19, 2013 - 2:50:33pm
Rolling through a stop sign in Deltona proved costly for a man and woman Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Sheriff's Office reported. A Sheriff's deputy saw the infraction and stopped the station wagon, then discovered the driver had all of his meth-lab materials in the vehicle, Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said in a news release.
The driver, 22-year-old Scott Shaw, acted nervous and wouldn't make eye contact with deputies when they were questioning him. But his passenger, 35-year-old Lindsey Chum, immediately got out of the car and admitted she had some "stuff" on her, Davidson said.
Chum had methamphetamine in a small plastic case, as well as meth and other meth-related items in her purse, the release states.
A search of the station wagon turned up a small safe in the back. Shaw called it "a lab," and the deputies discovered salt, lighter fluid, cold medicine, batteries, a pipe cutter and plastic tubing. Also found in the car was a trash bag containing pseudoephedrine and a plastic bottle containing a white, powdery residue, Davidson said.
Shaw was charged with possession of listed chemicals, while Chum was charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to sell, and possession of both a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, according to the release.
Both suspects were taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail and had their first appearances on Thursday. Bond was set at $2,500 for Shaw and $3,000 for Chum. Neither had bonded out by late Thursday afternoon.
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