A Paintsville woman was arrested Saturday after a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said he saw her driving a bicycle on Ky. 581, riding in the “middle of a lane,” with no lights or reflectors visible from the rear of the bike and discovered suspected methamphetamine on her person, according to court documents.
JCSO Deputy Jeff Tabor said in the citation he performed a traffic stop on the bicycle near Boyd Branch and found that the operator of the bicycle, Strassa Music, 29, of Paintsville, had active warrants related to a recent indictment.
Tabor said he took Music into custody on the warrants and a search of a bag on her person led him to discover two needles as well as a small plastic bag of a crystalline substance he believed to be methamphetamine.
Music was arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on charges of first-degree and first-offense possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine(, possession of drug paraphernalia and no bicycle lights.
Court records show that Music was indicted in October on charges of first-degree and first-offense possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by unlawful taking with a value of less than $500. Another indictment was issued for first-degree promoting contraband, as court records indicated Music had allegedly brought five hydrocodone pills into the BSRDC while being booked on other charges.
Music currently has three cases in Johnson County courts and is still lodged in the BSRDC. An arraignment in this case is set for Wednesday, while there are court dates on Nov. 15 and Dec. 16 in Music’s other two cases.