A Charlotte County Sheriff's road deputy made a traffic stop knowing the driver had a suspended license, and allegedly discovered quantities of drugs that resulted in eight charges.
Jennifer Ashley Collins, 25, 3201 Amanda St., Punta Gorda, made her 17th booking into the Charlotte County Jail with 37 records as a convicted felon.
The deputy said he knew her license was suspended in 2007 as a habitual traffic violator and made a traffic stop at U.S. 41 and Aqui Esta Drive in Punta Gorda at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Jennifer Ashley Collins
As he approached Collins, he said she was crying hysterically and said she was going back to prison if arrested. When asked if she had anything illegal in her pickup, she pulled out a large zipper bag from behind her body reportedly containing a glass pipe and a straw with methamphetamine residue, pill bottle with two baggies of marijuana, large baggie with five smaller Zip-Lock baggies containing 260 Klonopin pills, 40 morphine pills and 50 Xanax pills.
Collins was charged with trafficking in Klonopin, morphine and Xanax, possession of Valium, methamphetamine, marijuana and narcotics paraphernalia, and habitual driving while license suspended.
She remains in jail on no bond.