Deputy witnesses possible vehicle violation, discovers false license plates, drugs

By The Leader Staff
Suspect Marilyn Regnart
Suspect Marilyn Regnart

On Tuesday, October 26, at about midnight, a Kings County deputy, while patrolling Jackson Avenue and 14th Avenue in rural Kings County, witnessed a Kia Soul vehicle commit a possible vehicle code violation and proceeded to stop the driver.

Upon making the stop, the deputy contacted the suspect driver, identified as Marilyn Regnart.

As the investigation unfolded, the officer discovered that the Kia displayed license plates issued to an entirely different vehicle from the car operated by Regnart.

The deputy searched the Kia and located substantial amounts of narcotics. In all, he uncovered 129 grams of Methamphetamine, 18 grams of Heroin, and five grams of Marijuana. Much of the illegal substances were packaged in a way that may have led authorities to believe they would later be sold.

The deputy found that the suspect, Regnart, may have been under the influence of a controlled substance, and she was placed under arrest.

The deputy booked the suspect into Kings County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, and was suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Authorities set her bail at $55,000, and she was later released. 

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