Narcotics in DUI arrest

Billie Johnson Brewster, 39, of Chapmanville, was arrested in Logan recently after a traffic stop allegedly produced narcotics.

In the late hours of June 26, Deputy Sheriff Nick Tucker with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle who had failed to dim their bright lights as other vehicles passed. Upon making contact with Brewster, the driver of the vehicle, Tucker reports Brewster advised him that he driver’s license was revoked for an active driving under the influence (DUI) conviction.

Tucker further reports, while making contact with the defendant, Brewster appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. In a preliminary breath test, Brewster is reported to have registered below the legal limit of alcohol blowing a .008; however, Tucker reports Brewster failed the walk-and-turn, one-legged stand and horizontal gaze nystagmus field sobriety tests.

During a Terry Frisk conducted for officer safety, Tucker reportedly found four Xanax and five Ambien prescription pills that are controlled substances. In his criminal complaint, Tucker states, “The defendant further advised that she had taken four units of morphine, two 10 mg Norcos, and two 1 mg Xanax.”

Tucker reports he then transported Brewster to Logan Regional Medical Center for a blood specimen kit to determine her narcotic and alcohol levels.

Brewster is charged with one misdemeanor count of DUI, and if she is found guilty, Brewster could be forced to spend up to six months in state correctional facility and be fined up to $500. Bail was set to $5,000.

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Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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