Woman claims pills in her private area weren’t hers

MANATEE — When Jessi Lynn Clark pulled out Oxycodone and Xanax pills from her crotch during a traffic stop, she immediately told officers they weren’t hers, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Clark, 29, was a passenger in the car that was pulled over at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of First Street West because she was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver consented to a search of the vehicle, according to the report, and as deputies were speaking to him, Clark pulled out a paper towel from her crotch.

Inside the paper towel were three Oxycodone pills and three Xanax pills, the report said.

Clark told officers that the driver of the vehicle had told her to put the drugs down her pants, according to the report. The driver denied that.

Clark has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and was in Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $2,000.