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Traffic stop reveals drugs and large sum of money


MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- A routine traffic stop lead police to find $27,000 and drugs.

Annie Hawkins, 36, and Shannon Carte, 42, of Hico were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, in this case heroin.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon when Corporal William Gritt of Mount Hope pulled over the vehicle on Route 16 for a loose muffler.  The officer noticed a large sum of money in plain view on the seat.  Then, he searched the car and found residue of heroin.  

Both were arrested and taken to the Fayette County Magistrate.  

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