A woman arrested for possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia told a Duncan police officer it wasn’t against the law because of her religion.

Lori Potarf identified herself as a “Wiccan” when she and a companion, Richard Lee Henderson, were stopped on U.S. Highway 81 Thursday night for a defective tail light, reports said.

Both suspects had separate Crown Royal bags that contained drug paraphernalia on which there was methamphetamine residue, police said.

Henderson didn’t claim a religious right to his belongings, which included a metal spoon with white residue and two syringes containing a small amount of clear liquid, reports said.

Henderson also had outstanding arrests warrants out of Comanche County, police said.

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