Arrested woman tries to eat drug evidence

Posted at 9:03 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 09:03:02-05

Erie County Sheriff's Office says a Buffalo woman was arrested after giving a fake name during a traffic stop.

Deputies say Tracie Moore, 54, was stopped on Whitehaven Road in Grand Island Tuesday evening.

Neither the driver nor the passenger could provide a valid license, but the passenger gave a fake name and date of birth, according to the Sheriff's office.

Deputies were able to identify the passenger as Amanda Negron, 30, and arrested her for false personation.

Officials say Negron was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and a deputy noticed her trying to hide and eat a bag or marijuana while in custody.

According to deputies, they found additional marijuana hidden in Negron's clothing.

After a full search, deputies say they also found a metal knuckle knife and a stun gun in Negron's purse.

Negron is charged with a felony count of tempering with evidence, two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The driver, Moore, was issued tickets and released at the original scene.