40-year-old Enrico Fason and 28-year-old Emily Elkin were charged with several drug and weapons charges when they were pulled over for improper lane change.
On August 14th, Officer Overly observed a black 2013 Hyundai Sonata make an improper lane change at the traffic light for Summer Avenue and 40 West. The vehicle had been traveling in the center lane at the light and merged into the right lane to make a right turn onto 40W without using a turn signal. Detective Mills and Detective Talford performed a traffic stop, and driver, Enrico Fason, admitted to Det. Talford that he did not have a driver’s license or another form of identification. Detective Talford made Enrico exit the vehicle in order to identify him, and he admitted to the officer that he had a blunt in his center console. Detective Mills ten requested for his passenger Emily Elkins to exit the car so that they could search for the marijuana cigarette.
Emily Elkins admitted to detectives that she had weed and syringes inside her purse and that she had a meth pipe in the middle console of the vehicle. As Detective Mills searched the vehicle he found two used syringes, a digital scale and what appeared to be Xanax pills in Emily’s purse. The detective also discovered a digital scale in the side compartment of the passenger door and a purple with a marijuana-like substance inside it.
As Detective Mills continued to search the vehicle he discovered another digital scale in the middle console, clear plastic wrap with several smaller clear plastic wraps and small aluminum bundles with a white powdery substance inside of them, and a 9mm Taurus that was reported stolen with a value less than $1,000. Both Enrico Fason and Emily Elkins were taken into custody and completed a Gun Rights Waiver form. However, both parties denied ownership of the gun, the clear plastic wrap holding the other bundles, and the digital scale behind the center console.
Detective Talford searched Enrico Fason and discovered $845 in his right front pocket with one aluminum bundle filled with white powder, and in his front left pocket, the officer found $41. The money was seized because it was dispersed through various denominations alluding to illegal drug sales. Through further inspection of Emily Elkin’s purse, officers discovered $217 which was seized because it was broken down into various bills consistent with illegal drug sales.
Detectives tagged and tested the clear plastic wrap containing the several smaller plastic and aluminum bundles. There were 16 bundles of Fentanyl with a weight of 3.6 grams within the plastic wrap, one clear plastic wrap weighing 2.3 grams of Fentanyl. Another clear plastic wrap with 19.5 grams of methamphetamine. The aluminum bundle found in Enrico’s pocket was an unknown white substance with a weight of 1.1 grams. The pills found inside Emily’s purse were identified as Xanax and one Hydrocodone pill. The green leafy substance tested positive for THC and was positively identified as weed in the amount of 0.6 grams. Enrico Fason and Emily Elkin signed a Forfeiture Seizure form for their currency and the vehicle. Enrico was found to have a revoked license, and the Hyundai had no insurance.
Emily Elkin was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of Xanax and fentanyl with intent, possession of meth with intent, 3 counts of drug paraphernalia, and theft of a handgun. Her bond was set at $35,000.
Enrico Fason was charged with theft of property, unlawful possession of a weapon, improper lane changing, driving while license suspended, violation of financial law, possession with intent, and possession of meth. His bond was set at $75,000.