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Odessa woman swallows Xanax pill to try to avoid jail

Michele Thompson, also known as Michelle Jennings (Source: Odessa Police Department) Michele Thompson, also known as Michelle Jennings (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

One woman was arrested for allegedly swallowing a Xanax pill during a traffic stop because she didn’t want to go to jail.

Michele Thompson, 32, also known as Michele Jennings, was arrested Thursday night for tampering with physical evidence.

Police say officers saw a vehicle traveling westbound with a license plate that belonged to another vehicle.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and Thompson was a passenger in the vehicle.

According to the report, as Thompson was talking with officers, they noticed a white substance inside of Thompson's mouth.

Police said officers asked Thompson to spit out the substance but she quickly began to chew it in an attempt to get rid of it.

Thompson later told police she had chewed on the Xanax pill because she didn't want to go to jail.

Thompson was later arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

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