Early Sunday morning at about 2:40 a.m., East Ridge officers made a significant drug arrest.
According to information from ERPD, officers on Charlie shift along with Crime Suppression made contact with a female party in the parking lot of the AMC Theater. After observing drug paraphernalia and narcotics in plain view inside the vehicle, a search was conducted.
Officers found 76.6 grams (659 dosage units) of pressed Fentanyl pills, assorted drug paraphernalia, and $1,020 in cash.
According to police, Shonique Nechelle Smith, 32, of a Carousel Road address in Chattanooga, was charged with Possession of Fentanyl for Resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is being held at the Hamilton County Jail on a $90,000 bond. She is due to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court next Tuesday.