During the stop a narcotics dog, Esso, alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed the presence of various prescription drugs including Adderol, Soma, Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, Xanax and Percocet. In addition, $23,200 was seized from the vehicle.
The driver, Carmela Ann Manies, 46, of New Port Richey, Florida, was arrested and faces several drug charges. Manies faces five counts of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 narcotic, two counts of possession of schedule 3, 4, or 5 narcotic and possession with intent to distribute. She was also charged with failure to maintain lane, window tent violation, and driving with suspended license.
The passenger, Jeffrey Combs, 41, of Spring Hill, Florida, was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of schedule 1 or 2 narcotic, possession with intent to distribute, and drugs not kept in original container.
Both are being held in the Houston County Detention Center without bond.
If anyone has any information, please contact Sgt. Ron Brainard or Sgt. Wayne Franklin at 478-542-2085.