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Traffic stop for an illegal u-turn turns up crystal meth and cash

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Traffic stop for an illegal u-turn  turns up crystal meth and cash

Officer Mike Perry with the drugs and cash seized by Ripon Police.

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POSTED October 5, 2012 12:41 a.m.

RIPON — An illegal u-turn ended with an arrest for drug possession.

Ripon Police officer Mike Perry was on patrol Tuesday at 10:35 p.m. near Jack Tone Road and Santos Avenue when he observed an orange Saturn perform an illegal u-turn in the intersection.  A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license.  The passenger in the vehicle was found to be on active parole.

A search of the vehicle was conducted.  Approximately 70 grams of crystal methamphetamine, narcotics paraphernalia, a syringe, marijuana and over $1,000 in cash were discovered.

Scott Ray Casey, 24, of Hilmar was booked into the San Joaquin County jail on charges that included possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and a parole hold.

Victoria Carline White, 36, of Merced was booked into the San Joaquin County jail on charges that included possession of a controlled substance, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.

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