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Rock Hill woman caught texting and driving arrested on drug charge

Abria Syomone Howard
Abria Syomone Howard

A 22-year-old woman was arrested by Rock Hill police Thursday night after an officer reportedly found three hydrocodone pills in her car.

Abria Syomone Howard, 22, was charged with possession with intent to distribute an illegal drug, resisting arrest and texting while driving, according to a report.

An officer stopped Howard as she was driving on Deas Street around 8:45 p.m. Thursday after observing that she was texting while driving, the report said.

The officer smelled marijuana and observed an open liquor bottle in the car Howard was driving, the report said.

Police searched the car and found three white pills, identified as 1.29 grams of hydrocodone, and small amounts of marijuana crumbs in the bottom of three purses and in a glove box, the report said. Howard told police that everything in the car belonged to her, the report said.

Howard struggled against the officer while he tried to place her hands in cuffs, and the officer had to push her against the patrol car to control her, the report said.

She was being held Friday in the Rock Hill city jail.

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