LCSD Press Release

In a press release by Lee County Sheriff, Gary Parsons, a routine traffic stops leads to an arrest.  Early in the morning of August 12, Deputy Jeff Smith was on patrol in Rose Hill when he observed a vehicle failing to stop for a stop sign.  After initiating a traffic stop on the automobile driven my Jamie Hembree and running her, information Officer Smith was informed her driver’s license was not valid.  The officer was also allowed a search of her vehicle, after notifying the driver her vehicle would have to be towed, and found what seemed to be illegal substances along with drug paraphernalia and $245.00 in cash located in a cereal box.  Ms. Hembree was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute along with the charges of failure to obey a stop sign and driving without a valid driver’s license.

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