One Remains Jailed on Drug Charges in Hockley County

10306479_825500670877069_1946972718073611415_nA Levelland police officer arrested Ashley Cerda, 24 of Lubbock over the weekend.

According to information from the Levelland Police Department, the arrest came after a routine traffic stop.  The officer was on routine patrol when he noticed Cerda driving a PT Cruiser, without a seat belt.  The officer stopped the vehicle, the report noted that while Cerda was searching for her insurance card, the officer detected a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The officer then initiated a probable cause search of the vehicle.

Officers located miscellaneous drug paraphernalia along with several small zip lock bags contained a crystal like substance.  Cerda was detained and placed in the back of a patrol unit.

Officers continued the search of the vehicle.  They located multiple credit cards and gift cards in a back pack, none of them had Cerda’s name on them.  They also found a black back containing a glass pipe with drug residue as well as a straw with methamphetamine residue.  The drugs found were field tested and tested positive for methamphetamine.  A total of 29.6 grams of methamphetamine was recovered during the stop.  A full box of 9 mm ammunition was also found in the back of the car, however, a firearm was not found.  Cerda was charged with Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver in a drug free zone as well as fraudulent use and possession of identifying information.  She remains in the Hockley County Jail on bonds totaling $22,500.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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