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Woman accused of posessing 7lbs of marijuana in her trunk

3:59 AM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
BYRDA RUTH RAPER, 28
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Lake City woman is facing felony drug charges after allegedly being busted with seven pounds of marijuana in her car.

Byrda Ruth Raper, 28, was stopped by Columbia County Sheriff's deputies in a routine traffic stop Friday, according to a news release by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

During the stop deputies allegedly noticed two unrestrained children in the back seat of Raper's car, the release detailed.

Further investigation from a K-9 partner led deputies to the truck of Raper's car, where they allegedly discovered seven pounds of marijuana, according to the CCSO.

Raper was arrested on felony drug equipment possession charges and faces two additional charges of marijuana possession. Raper was booked into the Columbia County Jail, but was released on a $31,000 bond.

Raper's children were placed with family members upon Raper's arrest.

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