Women traveling from Detroit arrested on drug charges
HUNTINGTON -- Two out-of-state women were arrested on drug charges Wednesday after West Virginia State Police said they found more than 900 pills when responding to a fight at a motel in the 3300 block of U.S. 60, according to criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.
Ambria Louise Johnson, 22, of Toledo, Ohio; and Tonna Marie Figures, 23, of Grand Rapids, Mich., were both charged with possession with intent to to deliver marijuana.
Johnson was further charged with possession with intent to deliver prescription pills, battery on a police officer and obstructing.
State Police said they went to the motel at about 5:11 p.m. after receiving word of a fight between two women.
When they arrived, they separated the women and asked for their identification, according to the criminal complaints. While Figures was looking for her ID, one of the troopers saw a baggie of marijuana in her purse, as well as $544.
When troopers searched Johnson, they say they found 911 various prescription pills, $1,560 and about six grams of marijuana concealed in her clothing, according to criminal complaints.
State Police accused Johnson of resisting and even spitting in a trooper's face, leading them to pepper-spray her.
Before her arraignment on Wednesday, Figures described how troopers threw Johnson to the ground.
She said it upset her because Johnson is her girlfriend and she also is pregnant. Johnson, who declined to comment, was taken to the hospital after her arraignment to be examined.
Furthermore, Figures said she is not a drug dealer, though she admitted to smoking marijuana.
"[I'm a] college student. I smoke. I mean, I'm not going to lie," she said. "I don't sell drugs ... It wasn't even that much weed."
According to the criminal complaints, the women told troopers they were traveling to Huntington from Detroit in a rental car.
Both were taken to the Western Regional Jail -- Johnson on a $115,000 bond and Figures on a $15,000 bond.
More charges could be filed as the investigation continues.
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