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  • Maricopa woman arrested on ADW, drug charges

  • Suspect accused of trying to run person down in her car. Deputies find 10 grams of meth after her arrest, news release says
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  • A Maricopa woman arrested Friday on charges she tried to run another person down in her car also faces serious drug charges after deputies located 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine when they searched her, the Kern County Sheriff's Office reported.
    A KCSO news release gave this account:
    Deputies received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in Maricopa involving a vehicle shortly after 1 p.m.
    Investigation led deputies to develop enough probable cause to arrest the suspect, identified as Rebecca Lynn Travis, 40, on a charge that she did try to run an unidentified victim over.
    Travis was located at the K-Mart store in Taft and placed under arrest.
    When she was searched, the news release said, deputies found approximately 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine in her bra.
    A search of here home led to the discovery of “a usable amount” of methamphetamine as well, the news release said.
    Travis was booked into the Taft Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and several narcotics violations.
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