If You Have Drugs in the Car, Using Your Turn Signal Might Be a Good Idea
MANCHESTER — Police found cocaine after stopping a vehicle with three people inside.
Around 5 p.m. Tuesday members of the Special Enforcement Division’s Street Crime Unit stopped a Chevrolet Trailblazer on the west side of Manchester before it turned onto Granite Street Bridge.
Police said the driver identified as Tara Hoisington, 30, failed to use a turn signal.
A detective spoke with Hoisington while two others spoke with the two passengers.
Detectives found 1.6 grams of crack cocaine on Hoisington plus an additional 0.1 grams of crack cocaine next to the driver’s seat, police said.
Hoisington was arrested and charged with possession of controlled drug.
The passengers were identified as Lee Gonzalez, 48, and Alexandria Clarke, 33, both of Manchester. They were both arrested and also charged with possession of controlled drug (crack-cocaine).
Gonzalez was in possession of 0.5 grams of crack-cocaine while Clarke had three small rocks totaling 0.1 grams of crack-cocaine.
Hoisington was released on $1,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on March 15.
Gonzalez and Clarke were both released on $3,000 personal bail and are scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on March 22.