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Woman admits to drug deal at Brooksville motel during traffic stop, driver and passenger arrested: deputies

By Vaseline May30,2024
Woman admits to drug deal at Brooksville motel during traffic stop, driver and passenger arrested: deputies

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.Two women are behind bars after being caught with several drugs during a traffic stop Tuesday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say vice and narcotics detectives were proactively conducting surveillance at Cortez Boulevard and East Jefferson Street in Brooksville when they stopped a driver who could not stay in one lane.

The sheriff’s office says detectives smelled the strong odor of marijuana during the stop.

The passenger, 28-year-old Tameika Shaw, immediately told investigators there were drugs in the car and gave them a backpack containing marijuana, according to investigators.

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Deputies say Shaw and the driver, 29-year-old Shakendra Brown, cooperated with the investigation after being read their rights.

According to officials, Shaw said the drugs in the car were hers. Authorities say she also admitted that she had just completed a drug deal in the parking lot of a Brooksville motel minutes earlier.



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Courtesy: Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

Shaw also told detectives that she had drugs on her person in addition to the drugs in the vehicle.

The sheriff’s office found the following in Shaw’s car and on her:

  • 47.7 grams of cocaine (powder)

  • 77.2 grams of cocaine (rock)

  • 44.9 grams of methamphetamine

  • 3.2 grams of oxycodone

  • 1.7 gram suboxone strips

  • 20.9 grams of THC

  • 4 digital scales with cocaine and methamphetamine residue

  • Numerous plastic bags and cut straws with residue

Brown told investigators that she was driving with a suspended driver’s license during the interrogation. Investigators say they found cocaine on the driver’s side door handle and also hidden on her.

HCSO says Shaw was arrested on the following charges:

  • Trafficking in methamphetamine

  • Trafficking in cocaine (two counts)

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (two counts)

  • Possession of marijuana – more than 20 grams, and possession of drug equipment.

Shaw was taken to the Hernando County Detention Center, where her bond was set at $163,000, according to law enforcement.

HCSO says Brown was arrested on the following charges:

Officers say Brown was taken to the Hernando County Detention Center, where her bond was set at $4,000.

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