A Gannett woman was charged Tuesday with felony possession of methamphetamine after being pulled over for allegedly driving 80 mph in a 65-mph zone on state Highway 75 on Monday. The woman is also charged with two misdemeanors for possession of paraphernalia and driving without privileges.
According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Blaine County Sheriff’s Deputy John H. Lowder III, Lowder was on a routine patrol when he no-ticed a blue Chevrolet Impala traveling south on Highway 75 at a “high rate of speed.” He clocked the vehicle going 15 mph over the speed limit and pulled the car over for speeding between the Blaine and Lincoln County line and Picabo Desert Road in Blaine County.
Marisol Perez-Gamino, 19, told the deputy that she “didn’t have a driver’s license and was suspended for a prior DUI.” She was taken into custody for misdemeanor driving without privileges.
“During the inventory of the vehicle, Sgt. [Fabrizio] Lizano located a small Ziploc bag with approximately six rocks of a white crystalline substance in the trunk of the vehicle in a small backpack,” the affidavit states.
The substance was confirmed presumptive positive for methamphetamine through a test done at the Sheriff’s Office. In addition, a grinder containing trace amounts of marijuana was also found in the vehicle, the affidavit states.
Under Idaho law, possession of any amount of methamphetamine is a felony.
Perez-Gamino is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 14, at which time sufficient evidence must be presented to the magistrate judge for the case to be bound over to District Court.