SOLON -- Police made a routine traffic stop for an equipment violation on U.S. 422 in the middle of the afternoon March 20.
The driver, Amanda Starcher, 29, of Hiram, and her passenge, Richard Cisar, 36, also of Hiram, seemed to be "overly nervous and denied having anything illegal in the vehicle," according to the reporting officer.
Police said that a routine check revealed that Starcher was driving with a suspended driver's license and Cisar had two active warrants for his arrest; one from Bainbridge Police Department and the other with Twinsburg Police Department.
Starcher and Cisar were both placed under arrest and taken to the Solon Jail.
During the inventory search of the vehicle, officers discovered two hypodermic syringes and a small bag of marijuana. Starcher claimed ownership of the marijuana but stated that the syringes did not belong to her.
While Starcher was being booked, police said three blue wrappers were located in her purse. Two of the wrappers contained a small amount of a brown power substance which field-tested to be heroin.
Starcher was charged with Possession of Drugs (felony), Conveyance of Drugs into a Jail Facility, Drug Abuse, Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments and Driving under Suspension.
Cisar was charged with Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments and held on the two warrants.