Drug Arrest Leads To Discovery of Stolen Cards

Wichita Falls Police say a drug arrest led to the discovery of stolen debit and credit cards.

Police say this all started at around 10:15 a.m. on March 19th in the 2400 block of Taylor.

The arrest affidavit stated that an anonymous caller expressed concerns about a male and a female inside a vehicle "smoking and selling meth" and that the main concern was that the pair would steal copper pipes.

When police arrived, they say 20-year-old Tara Josephine Hood and a male were standing behind a Chevy Cruze. Police asked Hood for consent to search, and that's when they brought out a K-9 officer the help in the search. The dog detected a smell of narcotics, which turned out to be just under a gram of meth.

But police say they also found a Texas driver's license, a store credit card, two Chase Bank debit cards and another credit card. All the cards belonged to four different people.

Hood is charged with  three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information.

She remains in the Wichita County Jail on bonds totaling $45,000.