Woman Arrested Following Odessa Traffic Stop

Woman Arrested Following Odessa Traffic Stop

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One woman is behind bars following an evening traffic stop in Odessa on Tuesday.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they saw a silver Toyota Camry traveling approximately 48 miles per hour via radar in the 1500 block of West 22nd Street, which is a 30 mile per hour zone.

Police say as they activated their lights and siren, they saw the driver door open and an item dropped on the road.

Police later identified the driver as Ashley Anne Benson, 23.

According to the report, the officers later walked back to where the item was dropped and discovered a bag of marijuana.

Officers also searched the vehicle and found more marijuana inside the driver door and a female officer found more marijuana hidden in Benson's underwear.

Benson has been arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.