A 33–year-old Jackson woman was arrested on drug charges Feb. 7 after police stopped her for a vehicle defect and allegedly ended up finding five different kinds of drugs in her purse.

Angela Patterson, 33, was arrested just before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon on charges of violating conditions of release, possession of hydrocodone, possession of oxycodone, possession of schedule W drugs (adderall), possession of schedule Z drugs (clonazepam), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Patterson was arrested after Detective Merl Reed with Waldo County Sheriff’s Office stopped her vehicle as she was traveling on Reynolds Road in Brooks.

Reed said Tuesday that while he originally stopped Patterson for the vehicle defect, he soon recognized her male passenger as a subject out on bail and subject to random searches.

Reed said Patterson gave him permission to search her vehicle, and though his K-9 Neva appeared to be interested in the center console in the front of the vehicle, no drugs were located there.

Patterson, Reed said, had a purse with her and initially volunteered to allow Reed search the satchel. Reed said he located a small plastic container inside the purse, and when he asked Patterson to show him what was inside, she allegedly refused. Meanwhile, Reed’s K-9 Neva was paying especially close attention to Patterson’s purse.

Inside the plastic container, Reed said he located a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe. A further search of Patterson’s purse revealed a collection of prescription pills allegedly not prescribed to her.

Because Patterson was out on bail for a previous domestic assault arrest, Reed arrested Patterson for violating bail conditions as well as the drug charges.

Patterson is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast and Waldo County Superior Court Tuesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 31, respectively.