California woman facing drug trafficking charge

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A California woman is facing a class C felony charge of trafficking drugs in the second degree after an incident that allegedly took place Wednesday, Sept. 26.

According to a probable cause statement in the case, a deputy conducted a traffic stop when a Ford Explorer failed to stop at a stop sign at the top of the Route T exit ramp off of Interstate 70.

The driver — Angela Gregory, 33, of Eureka, Calif. — told the officer of record she had rented the vehicle and was traveling to St. Louis to DJ music for some friends. The officer learned Gregory had rented a different vehicle in California on Sept. 24, and returned it for the Explorer.

A subsequent search of the vehicle with a K-9 officer led to the alert of the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. Upon opening the back passenger door, the deputy observed several large duffle bags covered with blankets.

The probable cause statement indicates there were a total of seven duffle bags with vacuum sealed packages of suspected marijuana and suspected marijuana wax sheets. The total weight of all packages was approximately 140.5 pounds.

According to unofficial online court documents, a bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety with special conditions.

Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.