CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three alleged Detroit drug traffickers were arrested near Ripley Saturday after a traffic stop turned up $6,000 in cash, and more than 200 prescription pain pills hidden in a woman’s vagina.
Nicole R. Williamson, 31, of Detroit, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance after more than 200 Dilaudid and Roxycontin pills were found in a plastic bag in her vagina. Williamson was also charged with being a fugitive from the state of Tennessee for felony drug-related crimes.
Courtney M. Jones, 32, and Lowell Ford, 33, both of Detroit, were each charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Patrolman Seth Johnson of the Ripley Police Department received credible information concerning drug trafficking from Detroit to Ripley Saturday. With the assistance of the Ripley Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, a traffic stop was initiated on Interstate 77 near Ripley.
A search of three suspects and their vehicle netted $6,000. Jones and Ford told authorities during an interview about the drugs, according to a criminal complaint.
Williamson was transported to Jackson General Hospital where doctors extracted the prescription pills. All three suspects were arraigned in Jackson County Magistrate Court and lodged in the South Central Regional Jail.
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