Two arrested on drug charges


A man and woman were arrested on drug charges early Tuesday morning following a traffic stop.


Carina Adrienne Justin, 28, of Stock Island, was charged with trafficking heroin and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.


Marsello Eaddy Billups, 46, of Key West, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.


A blue, southbound Nissan Sentra on U.S. 1 was reportedly not staying in its lane and erratically varying its speed. The Nissan was stopped at 2:30 a.m. at a gas station on Summerland Key in order to check on the condition of the driver, later identified as Justin. Billups was the passenger. Both appeared nervous and were avoiding answering routine questions. When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Billups stated there was marijuana in the vehicle and that it was his.


K9 Coral alerted to drugs in the vehicle.


About .3 grams of marijuana was found on the passenger seat as well a white powdery substance that tested positive for amphetamines. A digital scale was also found in the car.


A baggie containing 7.3 grams of heroin and another baggie containing .5 grams of amphetamines were found in Justin’s pockets.


Justin admitted they drove to Miami to buy heroin.


Both were taken to jail.