Two Franklin Women Arrested on Meth Charges Following Traffic Stop

| February 1, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Police say a traffic stop in Franklin early this morning led to the arrest of two women on methamphetamine charges.

According to the Franklin Police Department, around 1:59 a.m. on Friday, February 1, Patrolman Floor conducted a traffic stop on a Lexus sedan for a summary traffic violation.

Upon approaching the vehicle, Patrolman Floor noticed the odor of marijuana.

He asked the driver – 30-year-old Tiffany Mlechick, of Franklin – if she had marijuana.

A passenger in the vehicle – 23-year-old Jessica Cottrell, of Franklin – allegedly stated she had the marijuana.

While speaking with Mlechick, Patrolman Floor stated that he could see outward signs of impairment such as body tremors, exaggerated reflexes, talkative, dilated pupils, and grinding of the teeth. As a result, she was asked to perform SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) in which she performed poorly.

Upon searching Mlechick, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was located in her coat pocket.

The marijuana was allegedly located in Cottrell’s purse along with a small amount of methamphetamine, according to police.

Both women were arrested.

A further search of the vehicle “uncovered a bong with a white powdery residue, plastic baggies, and a grinder,” police say.

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