CARMI – A Thursday morning traffic stop in Carmi led to the arrest of two Crossville residents on several charges.
According to Carmi Police, around 10:50 a.m., police stopped a white Buick Riviera in the Rock Bottom parking lot after the car was clocked speeding 66 mph in front of the Dollar General Store. The driver, 23-year-old Nicholas Page, was cited for speeding. Page was arrested for driving with no valid driver’s license and for unlawful display of a license plate not authorized for the vehicle. The plates on the car were registered to a 2008 Ford.
Page was also charged with unlawful possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of property and unlawful use of weapons by a felon. The unlawful use of weapons charge was due to a shotgun being found in the rear floorboard.
Page’s passenger, 36-year-old Amber M. Walkenbach, was arrested for unlawful possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful use of property and unlawful use of weapons by a felon. In addition to the shotgun in the floorboard, ammunition for the gun was found in a backpack containing Walkenbach’s identification.
One-and-a-half grams of meth was confiscated along with scales, pipes and several small baggies commonly used to package meth.
Page and Walkenbach were taken to the White County Jail.