Traffic stop reveals 17 grams of meth in St. George woman’s vehicle

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ST. GEORGE — A St. George woman was arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related charges after authorities found 17 grams of methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 15.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. Friday, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle traveling 75 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. Authorities subsequently conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle along Interstate 15 at milepost 16 near Beaver Dam, Arizona.

Deputies spoke with the driver, who initially falsely provided authorities with her sister’s name, but was later identified by her driver’s license as 32-year-old Tiffany Terry Lacorti, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Trish Carter said in a statement.

During a consent search of Lacorti’s vehicle, deputies located numerous small plastic bags, a scale, three plastic bags containing approximately 17 grams of methamphetamine and two plastic bags containing narcotic pills, Carter said.

Lacorti was arrested and transported to the Mesquite Detention Center in Mesquite, Nevada.

She was booked on five felony charges for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with two misdemeanors for providing a false report to a law enforcement officer and driving with a suspended license.

Her vehicle was towed from the scene.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • .... November 23, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic news and I’m sure this will result in a positive reaction from the community and all those involved. Great article ! unfortunately this won’t change anything. .

  • sagemoon November 25, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Dang tweeker.

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