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Police: Traffic check finds syringes and prescription drugs

Signs of impairment during a traffic stop Tuesday night led to the discovery of several syringes and prescription drugs, police said.

Jasmine E. Diab, 38, has been charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of prescription drugs only and driving under the influence, according to police.

Around 9:30 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle near State Route 347 and West Hathaway Avenue, police said.

According to a probable cause statement, the driver of the vehicle was identified as Diab, who exhibited signs of drug impairment, including profuse sweating and rapid, uncontrollable body movements.

Police said they observed on both of Diab’s arms what they believed to be “trace marks” of apparent drug use.

A check of Diab’s records showed she had never received a driver’s license, police said.

According to the probable cause statement, a search of Diab’s vehicle revealed a piece of aluminum foil with burn marks and residue, a partially burnt blue pill believed to be a counterfeit fentanyl pill, several syringes containing brown liquid and several prescription-only drugs. , including suboxone strips, hydroxyzine pamoate tablets 50mg and lorazepam tablets.

Diab was incarcerated in Pinal County Jail on the charges, police said.

Read more about the arrests here.

Joan J. Dean

The author Joan J. Dean