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Bad tail light leads to drug arrests

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Kent Anderson Hood

Kent Anderson Hood

A traffic stop that resulted from a broken tail light on a vehicle has led to the arrest of two Romans on felony drug charges.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Kent Anderson Hood, 52, of 118 Beech Creek Drive, was stopped at Redmond Circle and Rogers around 3 p.m. Thursday for operating a vehicle with a broken tail light.

A K-9 search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Hood and a passenger, Mary Elizabeth Mason, 29, also of 118 Beech Creek, both denied ownership of the drugs, however both were charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Mason was also being held for a felony probation violation and Hood was also charged with a felony for possession of Xanax, a Schedule IV controlled substance and a misdemeanor for the broken tail light. His bond was set at $5,700.