CROSSVILLE – Two Norris City residents were taken into custody without incident after a White County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a strong odor believed to be cannabis coming from within the vehicle he stopped for speeding on Illinois 1 at County Road 1800 North in Crossville early Thursday morning.

According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, the driver, 25-year-old Stormy Baker, was arrested for Driving While Her License was Suspended and her passenger, 28-year-old Kenneth L. Ripley, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle.

After stopping the vehicle for speeding and noticing the cannabis smell, the deputy asked Baker if anyone had smoked cannabis in the vehicle recently. Ripley said “no, but I have this roach.” The deputy asked Ripley to get out of the vehicle and he did. While getting Ripley’s information, Ripley took another baggie of cannabis and a glass dolphin shaped smoking pipe that was loaded with fresh cannabis out of his front right pocket.

The deputy went back to his patrol vehicle and ran both individuals information through dispatch. The deputy then got out of his patrol vehicle and placed Ripley under arrest on the cannabis charge we mentioned earlier. The deputy also found out from dispatch that Baker had a suspended driver’s license. The deputy then told Baker she was under arrest for driving while her license was suspended. They were then taken to the White County Jail, where they received a Notice to Appear for their first appearance in White County Court on May 7 at 9 a.m.