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Texas Woman Arrested For Drugs On I-44

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Texas Woman Arrested For Drugs On I-44

By Mike Morgan. CREATED Mar 6, 2014

A woman from Texas is in the Greene County jail after troopers found drugs during a routine traffic stop on I-44 near Highway 65.

The Highway Patrol says Shanta Scott from Houston consented to the search that uncovered 30 pounds of pot, 200 hits of ecstasy and a stolen gun in the trunk.

Here is the Missouri Highway Patrol press release.

On March 5, 2014, at approximately 2:12 p.m., a state trooper stopped an eastbound 2013 Dodge Dart for following another vehicle within an unsafe distance, at the 83-mile marker of Interstate 44, in Greene County. Suspicious circumstances led to the trooper requesting and receiving consent to search the vehicle.

The search revealed approximately 30 pounds of marijuana, approximately 200 dosage units of ecstasy, and a stolen handgun located inside two duffle bags in the trunk of the vehicle.

The driver, Shanta D. Scott, 36, of Houston, TX, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, possession of a controlled substance-ecstasy, and unlawful use of a weapon. She was transported to Greene County Sheriff's Office in Springfield, MO.