Authorities in Sharp County are reporting the arrest of a man and woman on drug charges. 

The arrest occurred after a traffic stop by officers. The vehicle was occupied by Deborah Compton, age 42 and Jesse Mendes, age 41.

Mendes was arrested for DWI and cited for numerous violations involving his vehicle. 

During a search of the vehicle, a plastic bag of white crystalline substance was located on the seat within reach of Mendes and Compton. 

As a result they were both charged with felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. 

The two were both taken to the Sharp County Detention Center