46-year-old Terri Bishop & 47-year-old Clifford Banks both face a litany of drug charges after a routine traffic stop revealed a rubber-topped container of crystal meth in someone’s “buttcrack” as quoted in an arrest warrant, and other drugs in other places, including Heroin & Cocaine.
Lebanon Police Officer Richard Clark was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle with a taillight and window tint violation. Officer Clark then conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Clifford Banks and the passenger as Terri Bishop. Officer Clark asked for consent to search the vehicle which Clifford denied. Officer Clark then had Clifford and Terri step out of the vehicle and conducted a search of both parties. During the search, Clifford was found to have hidden a Xanax bar in a Swisher Sweet package. Clifford also had a folded up dollar bill in his watch pocket that had cocaine in it.
There were 3 other dollar bills folded up that contained heroin that were found on Clifford’s person. Per the affidavit, “in Banks’ buttcrack was found a small rubber top container with a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine”.
Having ever dwindling options, Clifford then told the officer that there was a gun located in the glove box of the vehicle. Terri also admitted that there were several drug-related items in the vehicle as well. Upon searching the vehicle, Officer Clark uncovered multiple bags with a crystal and white residue, a brillo pad, and a glass container with a white residue all in the back seat pocket. Both parties were charged accordingly.
Terri Bishop is charged with drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine for resale, possession of marijuana, possession of heroin for resale, and possession of methamphetamine for resale and is currently jailed in lieu of a $4500.00 bond. Banks is charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale, SCH II drug possession, SCH I drug possession, drug possession, paraphernalia, and felony unlawful firearm possession. He remains jailed in lieu of a $10,000 bond.