Traffic stop leads to two drug arrests

Chayla L. Smith (Submitted Photo)
Posted: Feb. 11, 2013 7:27 am Updated: Feb. 25, 2013 8:15 am
Natas Trenton Reed (Submitted Photo)


A traffic stop at 5:32 p.m. Sunday at 27th and Chestnut in Quincy led to the arrest of a driver and her passenger on drug charges.

Quincy Police Department Street Crimes Unit stopped a 2004 Pontiac for improper lane use. A police dog alerted officers to the possibility of drugs inside the car.

During a search, officers said they found a backpack with plastic bags containing more than 10 grams of crack cocaine and more than 140 grams of a substance believed to be cannabis. Officers also said they found $1,500 in cash and a digital scale found in the car.

Chayla L. Smith, 21, of 217 N. Washington in Ursa, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis.

The passenger, Natas Trenton Reed, 27, of 418 Chestnut, who was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

Reed was lodged in the Adams County Jail.

Reed previously had been sentenced to 13 years on a residential burglary charge and 10 years on an aggravated battery charge.

Reed served four years before being released on parole in August 2012.