A 22-year-old Missouri woman is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Collinsville.
Connie S. Stufflebean of Fredericktown, Mo., was charged Thursday with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a felony, after police said they found heroin on her.
Capt. T. Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff's Department said a vehicle in which Stufflebean was a passenger was stopped for a traffic offense about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday on Princetown Avenue in Collinsville. The driver was identified as Christopher G. Stufflebean, 24, also of Fredericktown, Mo. Dixon said Connie and Christopher Stufflebean are cousins.
During the traffic stop, the deputy noticed Connie Stufflebean attempting to conceal something in her purse. The item was subsequently determined to be a package containing eight capsules filled with heroin, Dixon said.
Connie Stufflebean was arrested and found to be in possession of six additional heroin filled capsules and a hypodermic needle. She is being held in Madison County Jail.
Christopher Stufflebean was issued traffic citations for driving with a suspended license and no rear registration light.