Police arrested a 26-year-old Santa Cruz woman after finding approximately 35 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a large amount of cash in her vehicle in Scotts Valley on Thursday night. Police searched the vehicle of Melissa Nicole Tate around 7:45 p.m. after discovering she had a suspended license and was on probation. Tate was searched and arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale, crystal methamphetamine paraphernalia, illegal prescription drugs, and over $1,800 in cash, police said.
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