Two women have been charged with trafficking both suspected heroin and suspected methamphetamine after a speeding stop led police to search their rental vehicle.
Andrea Strode, 35, of Aiken, S.C., and Brandy Odle, 35, also of Aiken, SC were pulled over after Strode was allegedly driving 98-miles-per-hour in a 70-miles-per-hour zone. Consequent to the traffic stop, reports state, an officer allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed marijuana inside the vehicle.
After calling for backup, a second officer began to search the vehicle and opened the trunk. Reports state that the Chevrolet Impala’s trunk was full of firewood. Under the wood, Det. Wes Thompson, Madison Police Departments said, was a bag containing two pounds of suspected methamphetamine.
Thompson said seven ounces of suspected heroin was located in a hidden compartment in the vehicle. “Drugs were found throughout the car, including the trunk, front seat area and back seat area,” he said.
Strode has been charged with trafficking in heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, speeding and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. Odle has been charged with trafficking in heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.
Bond has been denied for both women and they remain incarcerated at the Morgan County Detention Center.