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Officer to be recognized after initiating traffic stop where large quantity of meth recovered

Police in the village of Bath say they arrested two people after an overnight traffic stop on February 18th.

It happened on W Washington St. around 1:20 a.m.

Police say Stacy Dawes, 46, of Waterville and Diane Clark, 37, of Durhamvillage were both found to be in possession of a large quantity of crystal meth.

It had a street value of approximately $2,400, according to police.

They say that cash and other suspected drugs were seized from the vehicle as well during investigation.

Both were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance as a felony. Dawes was also charged with tampering with physical evidence, as a felony.

They were both taken to the Steuben County Jail for arraignment.

Police say that officer Jackson of the Bath Police Department utilized techniques that allowed him to spot the larger crime taking place at the scene of the traffic stop. He will be presented with a commendation at the next village board meeting.