Grand jury OKs case accusing woman of planting drugs in police cruiser 

Published: Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 7:24 PM

Woman indicted on charges after allegedly stashing drugs in police cruiser

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old woman accused of planting drugs in a Dayton police cruiser in May.

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Meiah Tucker was indicted Friday by a Montgomery County grand jury.

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She is charged with felony drug possession involving cocaine and misdemeanor failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.

Police said they attempted to perform a traffic stop on Tucker the night of May 22. Tucker, driving a vehicle bearing Michigan plates, attempted to flee, police said.

As officers began to approach the vehicle, it started slowly backing toward them. Officers were able to get inside and managed to put the vehicle in park before it hit the stopped police cruiser. 

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Officers put Tucker in a police cruiser and found suspected crack cocaine in the back seat after removing her from the cruiser. They reviewed video footage of the arrest from inside the cruiser they said showed Tucker pulling the substance from her person. 

When Tucker was released from the Montgomery County Jail is not clear. 

She is to be arraigned July 18 whether she is in custody or not, according to the grand jury report.

We will update this report as we learn more.