A traffic stop by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office over a loud exhaust has landed a Winona, Minn. woman behind bars on the suspicion of a 7th OWI offense and possessing methamphetamine.
The woman, 36 year old Elizabeth Smith is facing charges for operating a vehicle with restricted controlled substance in blood, her 7th offense. She is also charged with possession of Methamphetamine, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arresting officer reported Smith attempted to give him a false identity and the sergeant also smelled drugs. Smith was reported to be under the influence with multiple physical tells such as the drug smell, glossy bloodshot and droopy eyes. A K9 officer was deployed and several items were found. Among those items were meth, a meth pipe and various other drug objects.
A cash bond of $5,000.00 is set for Smith. A court appearance is scheduled for June 14, 2023.