Needles, smoking pipes found after traffic stop, police say


A traffic stop by White Hall Police Thursday night resulted in the arrest of a woman who had drug paraphernalia stuffed inside her pants, police said.

Regina Reyes, 32, of Stuttgart, claimed that another person in the vehicle gave her the items, a statement that person denied.

White Hall Officer Robert Rogers reported he stopped a 1995 Chevrolet, occupied by Reyes and two men for a traffic violation. When he asked Reyes if she had anything dangerous or illegal, she reportedly said she had syringes inside her pants.

A female officer checked Reyes and found two glass smoking pipes and six syringes. The officer also found a set of brass knuckles and a bag of marijuana in her bra.

Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Christopher Drye reported that one of the smoking pipes contained residue of methamphetamine.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Reyes after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Reyes, and told her to come back to court Dec. 14.