A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy stopped a woman driver speeding in an East Elementary school zone at 8:36 a.m. Monday and eventually levied multiple drug charges.
Denise Loveada Spear, 33, 1611 Shilo Street, Port Charlotte, was traveling at 32 mph in a 15-mph flashing school zone area.
She told police she was dropping her child at the school.
Denise Loveada Spear
Police say Spear's driver's license has been suspended more than a year as a felony habitual offender. The deputy said he saw the end of a syringe sticking out form her purse where he located two empty syringes, crack cocaine, Oxycodone, morphine and cocaine.
In the jail intake area, deputies allegedly found a U.S. dollar bill with a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.
Spear was charged with possession of crack cocaine, cocaine, morphine, Oxycodone and narcotics paraphernalia, driving as a habitual traffic offender, and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.
She was jailed on $16,000 bond.