Oak Bluffs traffic stop leads to cocaine charges

Sabrina Luening had these baggies filled with cocaine in her pants when she was stopped for driving a car without an inspection sticker. — Photo courtesy of Oak Bluffs Pol

Oak Bluffs police arrested Sabrina Luening, 41, of Edgartown Saturday for possessing cocaine with intent to sell, following a traffic stop that began when a police officer saw her driving a vehicle without a valid inspection sticker.

Just before midnight Saturday, Oak Bluffs Police Officer Timothy Millerick recognized Ms. Luening as the driver of a 2000 GMC Yukon. In his police report, Officer Millerick said he knew that Ms. Luening had a suspended license.

During a search of her vehicle, police discovered a white powder resembling cocaine in the rear pocket of her front seat. Ms. Luening was arrested and taken to the Dukes County Jail, where a search of her person revealed 17 individually wrapped baggies of cocaine tucked into her pants, according to the police report.

Ms. Luening was booked on possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, and failure to inspect a motor vehicle. She was later released on bail.