A routine traffic stop by Selma Police has led to the arrest of a Smithfield woman on several charges including possession of heroin.
Selma Police said they stopped a Chevy truck at 12:41am Sunday near the intersection of Lizzie Street and Ray Street for having improper brake lights.
Police said the driver of the vehicle, identified as 32 year-old Samantha Rae Hollin of Smithfield had a suspended license. She reportedly told police she was headed to a party.
Hollin allowed police to search the truck and her purse. Officers said they located two hypodermic needles in her purse and a bag containing 18 pills, later determined to be Levorphanol Tartrate, a narcotic painkiller.
Hollin claimed the needles belonging to a family member who was diabetic. She claimed the pills were Tylenol.
A female Johnston County deputy sheriff was dispatched to the scene to conduct a search of Ms. Hollin. Hollin claimed she did not have anything illegal in her possession but after the deputy arrived and searched the suspect, she reportedly found 1 gram of heroin wrapped in plastic concealed in her vaginal area.
Hollin was charged with felony possession of heroin, felony possession of a controlled substance, and driving on a revoked license. She was placed in the Johnston County Jail under a $20,000 bond.
A male passenger in the vehicle was released without being charged. The truck was impounded by police and towed from the scene.