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A 46-year-old Leander woman was arrested Tuesday after the Burnet County Special Operations Unit (SOU) K-9 officer found methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffice stop.
Tina St. John was arrested after SOU officers received information that a blue 2002 Dodge van might be transporting narcotics into Burnet County from the Austin area, according to a sheriff’s department statement.
The vehicle was observed traveling westbound on US 29 east of Bertram and officers witnessed several traffic violations involving the van, the statement said.
The vehicle was stopped by the SOU K-9 unit and St. John, who was the driver and sole occupant of the van, was arrested after the Narcotics K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs, which were found in the vehicle after a subsequent search.
Seven grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale and packaging material were found during the search of the vehicle, the sheriff’s department statement said.
St John was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1, 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams, a first degree felony.
St. John is being held in the Burnet County Jail after bond was set at $75,000.


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