Woman facing child neglect charge, man facing drug charge after traffic stop in Weston

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Two people have been arrested after deputies said they found drugs in a vehicle with a child in the back seat during a traffic stop.

On Thursday, April 4 at 9:24 p.m., Lewis County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Main Avenue in Weston for improper turn violations. Deputies said they approached the vehicle and began to speak with the driver, Brittany Lattea, 25, of Weston. Deputies also spoke with the passenger in the vehicle, Ronald Johnson, 28, of Bridgeport. Deputies then discovered Johnson had an active warrant for his arrest for petit larceny in February 2019, according to court documents.

Lattea’s juvenile son was in the back-passenger side seat of the vehicle, according to deputies.

Deputies then searched the vehicle and located a pink sunglasses case inside of Lattea’s purse, which contained a plastic bag of a white crystal substance. Deputies said they also located two knotted clear bags containing a white crystal substance in the back-left passenger seat.

Lattea has been charged with child neglect creating risk of injury and Johnson has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and petit larceny, according to court documents. Both are currently being held at Central Regional Jail.

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