Amarillo Police Arrest Two; Find a Gun and Drugs

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 07/18 2014 11:50AM

Updated 07/18 2014 11:51AM

AMARILLO – Early Friday morning, Amarillo Police stopped a vehicle near 10th and S. Taylor for a traffic violation.  The vehicle’s buyer tag was expired. 

While speaking to the driver, the officer smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. 

A warrant check on the driver, 27-year-old Christopher Allen Smith, showed that he had an outstanding city warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested him and found that he was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. 

Police searched the passenger, 22-year-old Stephanie Denise Aycock and found a set of scales and a loaded .22 caliber revolver in her purse.  Police arrested her on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawfully carrying a weapon. 

Officers searched the vehicle and found about 22 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine concealed in the vehicle’s console. 

Smith was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance less than 400 grams, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the outstanding warrant. 

Aycock was booked on the weapons and paraphernalia charge.   

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