Bellaire woman charged with felony cocaine possession

Rick Stillion
The Daily Jeffersonian
Guernsey County Sheriff's Office

A woman traveling on Interstate 77 in Guernsey County with two young children in the vehicle is facing a felony drug charge after sheriff's deputies found suspected cocaine in her possession.

A preliminary hearing for Nicole A. Davis, 29, of Bellaire, is scheduled for April 8 in the Cambridge Municipal Court after deputies charged her with one count of possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony.

Nicole Davis

Davis is free on a $5,000 bond posted by A-1 Bail Bonds.

The driver of the vehicle, Shawn Lottier, 44, Bellaire, was charged with one count of falsification for allegedly providing false information regarding his identity to deputies. He is free on a personal recognizance bond.

Lottier was also cited for driving while under a failure to reinstate suspension and a turn signal violation. A trial for the alleged offenses is scheduled for May 26 in the municipal court.

Shawn Lottier

Davis and Lottier were occupants in a vehicle stopped by a deputy for a turn signal violation just after midnight on March 25 at the Interstate 70/77 interchange.

Other occupants in the vehicle included two children, ages 8 and 1.

The children were released into the custody of Guernsey County Children Services during the traffic stop.

During the course of the investigation, deputies reported finding a plastic bag containing a white powder inside a bag that also contained items for the children.

Davis reportedly denied ownership of the suspected narcotic, but did claimed ownership of the bag and other items. She alleged Lottier had placed the suspected cocaine in the bag, although she couldn't say when.

Multiple THC items and suspected marijuana were also found in another bag in the vehicle. Deputies reported an odor of burnt marijuana when they searched the vehicle.

Finally, deputies reported finding what they initially believed to be two handguns in the vehicle. The items were actually realistic CO2 BB guns that were seized as evidence.

No other information was available.