Police: Woman arrested during Coquille traffic stop after K9 sniffs out drugs


    Sara Lattimer (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

    COQUILLE, Ore. -- The Coos County Sheriff's Office reports an arrest in the Coquille area after a drug detection dog sniffed out narcotics during a traffic stop.

    Around 9:23 a.m. Wednesday, a Coos County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Garden Valley and Highway 42 in Coquille for multiple traffic infractions.

    A narcotics detection K9 was called to the traffic stop and alerted to the vehicle and a search revealed narcotic paraphernalia on the passenger side where 36 year-old Sarah Latimer was seated.

    A can of pepper spray was also located on the floorboard of the passenger’s seat near the narcotics.

    Latimer’s probation officer was contacted and a detainer was authorized.

    She was taken into custody and lodged in the Coos County jail without incident.

    Latimer was charged with Probation Violation and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

    The narcotic paraphernalia was sent to the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab for controlled substance analysis.

    Latimer will be referred to the Coos County District Attorney’s Office for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

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