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Blotter: Two arrested after vehicle search produces methamphetamine

Denton police arrested two people Tuesday morning after finding 2.3 grams of methamphetamine inside a Kia parked at a Shell gas station, according to a report. 

Police first got a "hit" on the vehicle's license plate showing that the driver had an active warrant, the police report said. The officer then watched the car pull into a Shell gas station at the intersection of Mesa Drive and West University Drive. 

The officer turned on his vehicle's emergency lights and detained the male driver on the active warrant for possession of a controlled substance. The man told police he had a syringe and a used methamphetamine pipe in his pockets, according to the report. 

During a search of the vehicle, police found the baggie of methamphetamine in a cigarette package, the police report said. 

A female passenger gave police a false name, the report states, and officers later discovered she had an active warrant for theft out of Denton County. 

The man was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance while the woman was charged with failure to identify as a fugitive from justice. She was also charged with the outstanding warrant. 

They were taken to Denton City Jail. 

Homicide investigation continues 

Corinth police have not yet made an arrest in the shooting death of 21-year-old University of North Texas student Amanda Clairmont, according to department spokesman Lt. Kevin Tyson. 

Officers found the student's body during a patrol at about 6 a.m. Sunday in a vacant parking lot in the 5700 block of South Interstate 35E. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled her death a homicide.

Tyson said the department wasn't able to release any new information in the case Wednesday afternoon. 

Clairmont, who worked at a Nordstrom department store in Frisco, had been in the Fry Street bar area hours before police found her body in Corinth, according to a witness and a family member. Between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday, nearby resident Tanya Kiefer said she heard four gunshots but didn't hear a vehicle speed away. 

Corinth police have not released the type of vehicle in which Clairmont was found. Tyson declined to specify where she was sitting in the vehicle. 

Other reports 

900 block of Fannin Street — A woman said Tuesday her ex-boyfriend had been letting himself into her apartment and moving her belongings. 

The woman, 22, said he enters the apartment whenever she leaves. Police filed a criminal trespassing report, but no arrests were made. 

1500 block of Kendolph Drive — The occupants of a vehicle were all cited for possession of drug paraphernalia Tuesday after a witness saw them smoking marijuana in the car in a residential neighborhood in south Denton, a report states. 

They were released from the scene, and no arrests were made. 

100 block of West University Drive — Denton police confiscated four forged prescriptions for medications Tuesday at a woman's home.

The CVS Pharmacy in the 100 block of West University Drive was listed as the victim in the incident. No arrests were made. 


From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 911 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 56 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 143 calls for service and made 11 arrests.