A Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy on patrol Monday conducted a traffic stop that led to a felony drug charge against a Licking woman.

Cynthia M. Farris, 38, of Licking is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanors of possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. 

Sheriff Scott Lindsey said that a deputy on patrol during the evening observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway on Highway 32 at Licking. The vehicle then traveled east, and the deputy followed and observed a traffic violation. 

During a subsequent traffic stop, the deputy received consent to search the vehicle, Lindsey said, and a bag containing a substance believed to be cocaine was found. The driver – Farris – was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and transported to the Texas County Jail.

Upon arriving at the jail, Farris informed another deputy that she also had a pipe and more of the drug concealed on her person. 

Farris’ bond is set at $50,000.

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