Mt. Carmel Woman Arrested For Possession of Meth

On 12/02/17 at 8:32pm Mt. Carmel Police arrested 30 year old Mt. Carmel resident Ashley N. Pierson for Possession of Methamphetamine following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of N Cherry Street. Pierson was a passenger in a gold Nissan passenger car when it was stopped for a traffic violation. During the stop K-9 Officer Daniel Hopper arrived with his dog “Ace”. Ofc. Hopper conducted a free air narcotics sniff of the exterior of the Nissan with “Ace”. This resulted in a positive alert for the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search was conducted which resulted in a mirror being found with a significant amount of white residue on it. A field test on the white residue showed it positive for Methamphetamine. The mirror was located in a purse in front of Pierson which led to her arrest. Pierson was transported to the Wabash County Jail where she is being held pending bond setting by a judge.