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By Valley Independent
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

DONORA - A Monessen woman was arrested in Donora Tuesday night for allegedly having drugs and two guns - including an assault rifle - in her vehicle.

Jodie Lynn Hans, 18, of 140 Fairfield Drive, was charged by Donora police with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance (suspected crack cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, unsworn falsification to authorities and hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Hans was traveling in the 100 block of Castner Avenue at 6:29 p.m. when police said she failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign, accord-ing to the affidavit of probable cause.

When police asked Hans to get out of the vehicle, a passenger, Michael Chaney, stepped out of the vehicle. When police asked him where he was going, he saw a small bag of suspected crack cocaine sitting near the passenger seat where Chaney was allegedly sitting.

Another passenger, Tony Dungee, was also removed from the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

During the search of the vehicle, a pistol was found under the driver's seat. Police said a SKS assault rifle was also found in the vehicle and a straw, white powder residue and a pistol magazine were allegedly found in Hans purse.

Police said the pistol had been reported stolen. The assault rifle was not registered to anyone in the vehicle, police said.

Hans was arraigned and remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $125,000 bond.

She faces a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17 before Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson.

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