APD arrests 2 women after finding drugs during traffic stop

Amarillo Police Department said two women were arrested Sunday night after officers stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of north Apache.

According to APD, a woman wanted on a felony warrant was recognized by an investigator in an unmarked vehicle. The investigator requested assistance and a marked patrol unit was able to stop the vehicle the woman was driving.

During the stop 35-year-old Melody Renae Carter was identified as the wanted woman after she gave officers a false name. Carter was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for an outstanding parole violation warrant and failure to identify while a fugitive.

While on scene officers found a bag in the front seat of the vehicle that contained approximately 64 grams of what officers believe to be methamphetamine, 90 prescription pills and a small amount of marijuana. Officers determined that the narcotics belonged to 28-year-old Billie Jeanne Ramirez who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Ramirez was also booked into the Potter County Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.