SEBRING—While conducting a watch order at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lemon Avenue on July 3, Sebring Police Department officers heard a woman yelling, who was later found with drugs and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
Carol Brown, 57, of Sebring, was charged with cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the arrest report, officers heard a noise that sounded like a female yelling. When they walked toward the direction of the noise, they allegedly found Brown in her vehicle, which was parked partially on the roadway.
The car was turned on, the report stated, and officers reportedly noted an open beer can on the floorboard, and the odor of alcohol on her breath. The report also stated that her speech was slurred.
At this point, officers requested that Brown step outside the vehicle and turn it off, and she complied, the report stated.
However, the arrest report stated that she refused to give the officers permission to search her car, but she did give them permission to remove the open container of alcohol, which was still cold to the touch.
Brown allegedly attempted to reach into the vehicle. According to the arrest report, officers told Brown to refrain from her search; however, she continued to search and said that she did not have anything illegal in her car but she might have a knife and a gun.
Due to the statement about a knife and a gun, officers guided her out of the car, the report stated. Officers reportedly found a yellow knife, which was covered with a yellow sheath, and a glass smoking pipe with burnt residue in her hands.
After they searched her, they found two plastic baggies with white residue that field tested positive for cocaine, the report said.
They also discovered white residue in a Halls cough drop wrapper that field tested positive for cocaine. Brillo pads, which are commonly used for filters when smoking illegal drugs, were found in her vehicle, the report stated.