COVELO — On the 21st of June at approximately 9 AM, in the 76000 block of Highway 162, deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office spotted a vehicle with expired registration and conducted a simple traffic stop.
A records check through dispatch confirmed the driver, 23-year-old Bridgett Frank, had been driving on a suspended license. Her passenger on the other hand, 34-year-old Chayni Frazier, soon became far more interesting — appearing to be under the influence of a controlled substance and turning away from deputies during the stop to hide something in the front of her pants.
Once questioned, Frazier admitted to having hidden a plastic container of drugs in her pants, which she then withdrew and handed over. Preliminary testing revealed the substance to be methamphetamine, later weighed in at 4.4 grams net.
Franks was cited for driving on a suspended license and released. Frazier, however, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was then booked into the Mendocino County Jail and held on $35,000 bail.