Two Columbus women were charged with trafficking methamphetamine after being stopped for speeding Tuesday afternoon, reports state.
A trooper stopped Stacey Ballard, 32, and Christina Joubert, 23, on Interstate 185 at Airport Thruway around 6:15 p.m. The trooper saw an AriZona Tea can with the cap off it and Joubert putting several items in her pants, police said.
The trooper asked Joubert to get out of the car, and Ballard was asked if she could look at the tea can. The trooper saw what appeared to be a large amount of meth in the can, and she called Columbus police’s Special Operations Unit for help, reports state.
Some 37.7 grams — 1.3 ounces — of suspected meth, worth some $3,770, was inside the can. A device used to smoke meth and Xanax also were found, police report.
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Ballard appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court Thursday morning. Her case was bound over to Muscogee County Superior Court and she has no bond, jail officials said.
Joubert hasn’t yet appeared in Recorder’s Court.