Two people were arrested on drug charges after a Cape Coral police officer making a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation early Tuesday discovered methamphetamine in the vehicle.
The officer stopped the vehicle in the 200 Block of Del Prado Boulevard South at approximately 1:30 a.m. after he noticed the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, officials said in a statement released Tuesday.
The driver, identified as Billy Jo Snowden, 42, of 1408 NW 1st. Terrace, Cape Coral, then was found to have an expired license, police said.
After issuing a citation for the expired license and warning the driver about his seatbelt and concluding the traffic stop, the patrol officer obtained consent to search the vehicle, the release states.
During the search, officers located a small baggie of methamphetamine in a wallet belonging to the passenger, identified as Jamie Woodward, 41, of 4900 Seville Dr., Sarasota
"Also located inside the car were chemicals and materials commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine," officials said.
Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics Detective were called to assist with the investigation.
Both Snowden and Woodward were placed under arrest. Additional components for the manufacture of methamphetamine were found on Snowden's person and a pill (Alprazolam) for which Woodward did not have a prescription was found on her.
Snowden was charged with drugs-produce (produce methamphetamine.) Woodward was charged with drugs-produce (produce methamphetamine), methamphetamine possess and possession of a control substance without a prescription.
They were transported to Lee County Jail.
Source: Cape Coral Police Department