Suspect caught during traffic stop

Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman on drug charges and three felony warrants from Fresno County after they stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation.

Sgt. Marc Haiungs said deputies on patrol made the stop in Ford City Tuesday afternoon.

They contacted the three occupants of the vehicle and were able to identify two male subjects by their California driver’s license.

Haiungs said the female passenger denied having any identification or personal items in the vehicle.

As deputies removed the occupants from the vehicle they noticed a purse on the floorboard area where the female passenger had been sitting.

The female, later identified as 40-year old Taft resident Elizabeth Jackson, initially lied about her name, Haiungs said

Further investigation revealed she was wanted out of Fresno County for three felony arrest warrants.

In addition, Haiungs said, a search of Jackson's person and property led to the discovery of a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe and suspected methamphetamine.

The sergeant said deputies also noticed that Jackson displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.

Jackson was arrested and transported to the Taft City Jail where she was booked for possession of controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, false identification to a peace officer, and the outstanding arrest warrants from Fresno County.