Fayette County Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

HILLTOP– A Raleigh County woman was arrested Monday evening for a felony weapon offense in Fayette County.

A Fayette County Deputy Sheriff was on patrol Monday evening in the Hilltop area on Legends Highway. The deputy conducted a stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction.  After receiving consent to search the car,  the deputy located a firearm and digital scales in the purse of a female passenger.  After further investigation, it was discovered that she is a person who is prohibited from owning/possessing firearms due to a felony drug conviction in 2014.

The Deputy arrested the female,  Shandrea Lee (35 of Raleigh County) for the felony offense of Prohibited Person In Possession of a Firearm. She was able to post the $2,500 bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office.

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