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Traffic stop leads to drugs, fake cash


LIVINGSTON – A traffic stop by Livingston police on Tuesday led to the arrest of two individuals, including one woman, on drug charges and possession of counterfeit cash. Edwena Elizabeth Summers, 24, of Huntington is expected to face a third-degree felony after the traffic stop resulted in officers discovering what they determined to be fake bills in Summers' wallet. A small bag of methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia, were also found in Summers' possession. The driver, Jerry Wayne Whisenant, 41, of Lufkin, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant and misdemeanor theft of work equipment. Officer Adam Williford conducted the traffic stop along the 200 block of East Church Street due to an expired registration on the vehicle. Whisenant was first arrested for an outstanding parole violation originating from Austin. Summers was later arrested after a small amount of meth was found, along with scales and empty small bags. During inventory of the vehicle, officers also discovered six $100 bills, two $20 bills and three $10 bills in Summer's wallet that apparently had leaked ink marks and clipped edges as commonly found on counterfeit cash. Officers were later able to run a serial number for a Stihl brand concrete saw in Whisenant's possession and it was found to have been reported as stolen from Sumpter County, Florida. Both individuals were booked at the Polk County Jail.


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