KPD e-Press Release: K.P.D. Vice Detectives Make Traffic Stop/Arrest Female on Felony Drug Charges

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident K.P.D. Vice Detectives Make Traffic Stop/Arrest Female on Felony Drug Charges
Date & Time October 15, 2013

Approximately 12:50 AM

Location of Incident Lynn Avenue at Intersection of Tip Top Avenue

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name Bianca R. Rodriguez
Date of Birth/Age 2/13/1983

30 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Female
Address 1261 East Center Street, Apt. 221

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of Over ½ Gram of Crack Cocaine for Resale

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule IV Drug (Valium)

3) Introduction of Narcotics into a Penal Facility

General Narrative

K.P.D. Vice Detectives arrested a female suspect for multiple felony drug offenses after conducting a traffic stop on her vehicle in the Lynn Garden area.

On October 15, 2013 at approximately 12:50 AM, Kingsport Police Vice Detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Lynn Avenue at the intersection of Tip Top Avenue in Kingsport. The driver was identified as Bianca Rodriguez.

Based on the subsequent investigation, Detectives summoned K.P.D. K-9 Handler Billy Boyd and his partner, K-9 Macho, to the scene. Macho alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics.

As a result of this K-9 alert, Detectives conducted a search of the vehicle. This search netted three rocks of Crack Cocaine on the driver’s side floorboard, and a yellow pill identified as Valium in the driver’s seat.

Ms. Rodriguez was arrested and transported to the Kingsport City Jail. Once there, a more thorough search revealed an additional rock of Crack Cocaine concealed on her person.

Her criminal charges include:

1) Possession of Over ½ Gram of Crack Cocaine for Resale

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule IV Drug (Valium)

3) Introduction of Narcotics into a Penal Facility

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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