An “unusually large amount of lithium batteries” and brown crystal flakes that police thought could be methamphetamine or heroin were found Thursday in the car of a Rock Hill woman who police say missed court appearances on charges ranging from burglary to illegally possessing muscle relaxers.
Police say Stephanie Brook Montgomery, 40, was speeding on East Main Street at about 9:48 a.m., according to a Rock Hill police report. Officers stopped her as she turned into a gas station on South Anderson Road.
Police learned she was wanted by the York County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court on trespassing, larceny, burglary, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Carisoprodol, possession of Clonazepam and unlawful possession of Tramadol.
In a federal criminal database, police reported that Montgomery is “known to abuse drugs,” the report states.
Montgomery gave police permission to search her truck, where they found a piece of tightly-wrapped aluminum foil tucked inside a black coat on the front seat, the report states. Inside the foil, police identified a brown flaky “substance” that an officer believed was either methamphetamine or heroin.
They also found what the report referred to as an “unusually large amount of lithium batteries,” commonly used to manufacture meth.
Montgomery told police the jacket belonged to a drunk woman to whom she gave a ride home after the Super Bowl, the report states. Police found two other pieces of clothing on the front seat. Montgomery claimed them, police said.
Police charged Montgomery her with speeding and possession of methamphetamine.
She is being held at the York County Detention Center, where she has been charged with seven failure to appear charges on a $3,000 bond.
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