Four arrested on drug charges in Abingdon

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ABINGDON, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Abingdon Police Department arrested two men and two women on drug charges Monday.

Police say they observed four occupants near a white Subaru around 5:46 a.m. in the 400 block of Deadmore Street. The officer was responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle.

Upon arrival, the officer observed one of the occupants remove a syringe from their arm and the other occupants attempting to hide things in the vehicle.

As other officers arrived, the four occupants were searched. Dakota M. Reynolds, 22, was searched and police found a small container of marijuana on him. The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Miles Ratliff was searched and detained. The other two occupants, Felicia J. Porter, 18, of North Carolina and Carly D. Alexander, 23, of Tennessee were also searched and detained.

Police searched the vehicle and found a small plastic baggie containing a white crystal substance (which a preliminary field test determined to be consistent with methamphetamine), several syringes, and a smoking device (which tested positive for methamphetamine).

All four occupants were arrested and transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail and charged with the following:

- Myles C. Ratliff was charged with Intoxicated In Public and was held in jail until sober.

- Carly D. Alexander charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I and II, and was held on a $2000 secured bond.

- Felicia J. Potter charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I and II and was held without bond.

- Dakota M. Reynolds charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I and II and Possession of Marijuana. He was held on an unsecured bond.