An initial hearing will be conducted for a Jasonville woman Friday morning who is facing a drug and driving suspension charges.
Christina Marie Collins, 34, will make an appearance in Greene Superior Court by video conference from the Greene County Jail.
She will be charged with possession of a Schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance ---- a class D felony; and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.
Collins was arrested on Nov. 23 after Jasonville Police Ryan VanHorn and Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun identified her driving a Ford Fiesta that was leaving a Linton residence.
Both had knowledge that her driving privileges had been suspended and was wanted on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear in court for an Oct. 23 driving while suspended case.
Police followed Collins and verified her license plate number before conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of County Road 230N and Black Creek Road near Linton, according to a probable cause that was filed with the court by Trooper Klun.
Collins was arrested on the warrant and a wrecker was contacted to impound her vehicle.
During the vehicle inventory, which was assisted by Linton Police Officer Brock Garrison, police found seven pills on Collins that were identified as Xanax, a controlled substance, which requires a prescription to possess.
"The pills were in a plastic wrapper that was melted to seal the pills within it," Klun wrote in the probable cause affidavit. "Collins indicated that is how she always carries her pills because she does not carry a purse."
Klun added, "Based on my training and experience the way the pills were packaged is a common way of illegally delivering, re-selling, and/or concealing controlled substances."