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Angie McCoy Submitted photo Angie McCoy

A traffic stop in the Green Acres community of Coffee County on Tuesday led to the arrest of a suspected meth dealer, fugitive and apparent sufferer of temporary amnesia.

Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit agents stopped a vehicle in the area of Waldron Rd. and Ramblewood Rd. for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was identified as 33-year-old Angie McCoy, of Douglas, who initially denied her true identity to officers and provided a false date of birth. It was discovered that McCoy was wanted on an active probation warrant, though she also denied being on probation.

As part of the conditions of her probation, McCoy's person and property are subject to a search by law enforcement at any time, and she is not protected under Fourth Amendment rights. Officers detained McCoy at the scene and transported her to her residence off Trotter Rd. as part of the continuing investigation. McCoy denied she resided at the home, but officers conveniently discovered a key to the residence on the floorboard of the patrol car in which she was being transported.

A search of the home led to the discovery of various drug-related paraphernalia and approximately 1/2 ounce of methamphetamine.

McCoy is currently residing at the Coffee County Jail and has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, giving false information to law enforcement, and violating probation.

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