INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Deputies found more than 80 grams of cocaine hidden underneath a girl’s dress after a traffic stop that yielded other drugs, including marijuana and prescription sedatives, authorities said.
Deputies charged the 17-year-old with delivery of a controlled substance and trafficking in cocaine. She was taken to the St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
Vero News is not naming the teen because she is a juvenile.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop about 1 a.m. Saturday on a silver Buick traveling south in the 4100 block of 33rd Avenue. Deputies spoke with the driver and front passenger, who admitted they smoked marijuana earlier that day, an arrest report shows.
The driver, passenger and backseat passenger, later identified as the 17-year-old girl, got out of the vehicle. Deputies searched the Buick and found marijuana particles and a purse containing 100 sedative pills used to treat anxiety, authorities said.
Deputies again spoke with the driver and passenger, who said they were driving the girl, a relative, to her home. The two said they had no knowledge of the pills in her purse.
Deputies spoke with the girl, who said she found the pills in Sebastian and planned to give them to her grandmother, an arrest report shows. Deputies took the girl to the county jail, where they noticed she had a “bump” on her stomach.
The girl told deputies, “I have more stuff on me.” Deputies at the jail removed a large amount of a beige rock-like substance from underneath the girl’s dress, an arrest report shows.
The substance, which tested positive for cocaine, weighed about 82.5 grams, deputies said. The report did not clarify how the girl hid the cocaine underneath the dress.
It was not immediately known if the driver and front seat passenger were charged.