Drugs, money, guns seized in traffic stop

From Press, Staff Reports

A weekend traffic stop led to the arrest of a woman on felony drug
charges and the seizure of drugs, guns and thousands of dollars.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit made the traffic
stop on U.S. 82 in the Tomnolen area around 9 p.m. Friday.

While on the traffic stop Deputy Casey Henderson discovered narcotics
along with two handguns in the vehicle. Among the narcotics seized
were marijuana, cocaine, and “molly.”

Molly is a dangerous form of MDMA or ecstasy in the combination of
other dangerous narcotics including cocaine and methamphetamines. The
traffic stop ended with two people arrested.

All narcotics, handguns, paraphernalia (pipe and digital scales) and
several thousand dollars were seized and are being processed as
evidence, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Cassandra Randle Lacey , 35, of Lexington was among the two people
arrested in the traffic stop. She was charged with possession of the
narcotics with intent to distribute and handguns (an enhanced penalty
because of their use in the commission of a crime), and has since
been released on $50,000 bond.

The driver, Montavius K. Banks, 30, also of Lexington, was the other
person arrested from the traffic stop and was also released on bond
with minor traffic violations. Lacey and Banks are awaiting hearings
in Webster County Justice Court.

Sheriff Tim Mitchell warned the public of the introduction of the
drug “molly,” which has not been a problem in Webster County until
recently, according to the release. He also said the drug is
dangerous and has been causing many deaths around the country.

“The Webster County Sheriff’s Department has been working hard to
make our county drug free and will continue to do so,” Mitchell said.

The sheriff also said he appreciates any and all help from the
citizens of Webster County in making the county drug free.