Rainsville police arrested a DeKalb County woman on multiple drug charges Thursday morning.
Misty Dawn Stiefel, 42, of Fyffe, was stopped by officers on Scott Avenue in Rainsville at 1 a.m. on Thursday, Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith said.
“Sergeant [Stephen] Malone stopped the car, and he and Lieutenant Alfred Rigstad, with the sheriff’s office, conducted a traffic stop on Scott Avenue,” he said. “She resisted and refused to get out of the car. They got her out of the car, and upon doing an inventory search of the car, found a box that contained 494 grams of suspected methamphetamine. In her purse, she also had 12 grams of suspected methamphetamine, two Xanax pills, a glass pipe and two hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes.”
Stiefel also had felony warrants stemming from past drug charges that she failed to appear at the court dates for in DeKalb and Jackson County, he said.
According to the Fort Payne police department reports, Stiefel was arrested on Oct. 13 during a traffic stop on Godfrey Avenue N. by Officer Carl White and was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug paraphernalia.
From her arrest on Thursday, Stiefel now has multiple charges for drug possessions and resisting arrest.
“She’s been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the warrants that she had.”
Although the department makes frequent drug arrests, Smith said he thinks this is largest amount of methamphetamine obtained at one time in Rainsville.
“It’s been about a year since any really significant amounts have been found,” he said. “A former officer got 30 grams, but that’s no where near 500.”
Along with the unlawful possessions, the department also confiscated $1,863 in cash, Smith said.
On Thursday, Stiefel was being held at the Rainsville Police Department and will be transferred to the DeKalb County Detention Center.