A 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.