MARIANNA — A Cottondale woman was arrested in connection with drug charges when a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy noticed suspicious activity at the Dollar Store in Alford on Sunday, Jan. 12.
Arrested was Abranda Dawn Ward, 37, of Cottondale in connection with charges of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of paraphernalia.
The deputy saw two vehicles parked at the business after the store was closed, and one of the vehicles left abruptly when the driver saw the deputy’s patrol car, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Ward was the driver of the remaining vehicle, and a search of the vehicle was conducted with Ward’s consent, according to the release.
Just prior to the search, a small glass pipe with what the deputy suspected was methamphetamine residue was see protruding from the driver’s pocket. During the search, several other items of paraphernalia were discovered inside the vehicle including a straw and two round plastic containers which held a white powdery substance, according to the release. A field test kit indicated positive for the presence of methamphetamines.
Ward was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.