Waldo traffic stop yields drugs in woman's underwear
Published: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.
A 26-year-old woman stopped for speeding in Waldo on Saturday was arrested after police say they found numerous pieces of crack cocaine hidden in her underwear and in her genitals.
Tracy Lynn Irvin, of 4863 SW 19th Way, Gainesville, was stopped at around 4 p.m. on U.S. 301 after Waldo Police Officer Kenneth Smith saw her speeding and failing to stop her vehicle at the appropriate marker, according to a police report.
Irvin, who was driving a 2008 silver Dodge Charger, did not immediately pull over, the report said. After she stopped, Smith gave her a verbal warning for the traffic offenses.
He then asked for permission to search the Charger and Irvin agreed.
Smith said he noticed small pieces of a white substance on the driver's seat as well as pieces stuck to her blue jeans and smeared on her shirt.
Irvin admitted to Smith the substance was crack cocaine and said that when she realized she was being pulled over she tried to hide the crack inside her underwear and her person, according to the report.
A female officer responded to the scene and found numerous pieces of crack cocaine in Irvin's private area, the report said. More pieces were found by corrections officers at the jail, according to the report.
Irvin told police she had never used crack cocaine, but was delivering the drugs as a favor.
Irvin was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell, and possession of dangerous drug. Irvin was on felony drug offender probation and was additionally charged with violation of probation.
She was being held in the Alachua County Jail Sunday afternoon on a $20,000 bond.