Central Texas Woman Charged After Meth Found During Traffic Stop

A 46-year-old Central Texas woman was charged after methamphetamine was recovered from her van during a traffic stop.

Tina St. John (Jail photo)

BURNET COUNTY (October 3, 2012)—Tina St. John, 46, of Leander, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bond after methamphetamine was found in her van during a traffic stop in Burnet County.

St. John was arrested Tuesday after officers acting on a tip that narcotics were being transported into Burnet County from the Austin area spotted a 2002 Dodge Van headed west on U.S. Highway 29 east of Bertram.

Officers pulled the van over after the driver committed several traffic violations, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted on the van and a search produced 7 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale and packaging material, the sheriff’s office said.

St. John was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance over 4 grams, but less than 200 grams, which is a first-degree felony.


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