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Two drug arrests made during traffic stop

Monday, March 31, 2008

Brandi Monfort
A traffic stop led to the arrest of two Clay County residents early Saturday morning.

After witnessing a vehicle run a stop sign, Brazil City Police Department Sgt. Dennis Archer tried to pull over the driver. Brandi Monfort, 29, rural Brazil, kept driving for a short period of time before stopping.

While questioning Monfort, Archer noticed a male passenger acting strange by allegedly trying to hide his face from view with his sweatshirt.

Thomas R. Lange
As a safety precaution both Monfort and Thomas R. Lange, 41, Brazil, were removed from the car and searched. Officers discovered Lange was in possession of paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of marijuana, while Monfort also had an undisclosed amount of marijuana in her purse.

Both were taken into custody and taken to the Clay County Justice Center for booking. Around 1 a.m. Saturday, Lange was booked on preliminary charges of possession of paraphernalia, common nuisance and possession of marijuana, under 30 grams. Lange has a $7,000 no 10 percent cash bond.

During the routine booking process, officers discovered Monfort was also in possession of an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine.

Around 2 a.m. Saturday, Monfort was booked on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, common nuisance and possession of marijuana, under 30 grams. Monfort has a $5,000 no 10 percent cash bond.

Awaiting formal charges and arraignment proceedings, jail officials confirm Lange and Monfort are still in jail as of Monday evening.

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UhOhNoNo- The charge is usually changed to dealing due to the amount of the drug the person possessed or if the drugs were packaged for sale. However, you shouldn't worry about the charges being raised to a class A felony, by the time this is through court I will be surprised if it isn't reduced to a seat belt violation. I think the better question is why somebody can be arrested for actually selling meth in a public housing complex or across the street from the YMCA and end up getting that charge reduced to possession.

-- Posted by sceptic on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 8:02 PM

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