Routine traffic stop leads to arrest

Rachel Baldwin Daily News

October 18, 2013

WILLIAMSON - What began as a routine traffic stop for defective equipment on a vehicle ended with the arrest of the female driver, on a variety of charges.

On Wednesday evening, Lt. G.P Dotson and Patrolman J.D. Tincher observed a Chrysler Sebring on the roadway that had a tail light out. Upon completing the stop and making contact with Connie S. Mahon, 51, of Delbarton, the officers ran her information through the WV Department of Motor Vehicles and discovered that the female was driving on a suspended license for reasons of two DUI offenses she had been convicted of within the last year, with those dates being 10-25-12 and 6-25-13.

During a safety “pat down” check of the defendant and a search of her vehicle, the officers discovered a plastic baggie containing several Xanax tablets, a Schedule IV controlled substance. Mahon was not prescribed these pills by a physician, but was in possession of other prescriptions that had just picked up from a local pharmacy, all in her name.

Mahon was taken to the Williamson Police Department for processing and was then transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden. She appeared before Mingo County Magistrate Pam Newsome on Thursday and was remanded back to jail on a $2,100 bond.