Springfield woman charged with possession of marijuana


Officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department were on South Main Street patrolling Sunday evening when they noticed a blue vehicle traveling quickly and clocked it traveling at 47 MPH in a 35 zone.

A traffic stop was initiated. The license plate on the vehicle had expired last month.

The driver was identified as Sara Phillips of Springfield.

Police could smell the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle and when asked about it, Phillips claimed there wasn’t any marijuana inside.

She said she doesn’t smoke regularly in the vehicle but that she had smoked, “Maybe a couple of weeks or days ago”.

Phillips, her passengers Heather Smith, 21, of Springfield, Valeena Lewis, 21, of Springfield, and two minors were asked to exit the vehicle.

Lewis admitted to officers she had two bags of THC gummies in her purse.

Smith admitted to having a grinder in her purse.

Officers were advised there was nothing else illegal in the vehicle.

Officers located a marijuana blunt, multiple marijuana roaches, and a bag of THC gummies inside.

Lewis claimed the THC gummies and blunt belonged to her.

Officers confiscated a total of three bags of THC gummies, a bag of marijuana roaches, a blunt, and a grinder.

Lewis was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.

Phillips was issued a citation for speed and expired registration.

All individuals were released from the scene.