Odessan arrested on theft and other charges

An Odessa woman accused of having about four grams of methamphetamine also reportedly had several trash bags containing thousands of dollars worth of clothing and purses police believe was burglarized from two homes.
Audra Hubbard, 40, was the front passenger in a blue 2006 Chevrolet passenger vehicle whose driver, identified as 30-year-old Nicole Pittman, was pulled over at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of East Highway 80. The Odessa Police Department officer recognized Pittman, knew she had a suspended driver’s license and decided to make the traffic stop, a probable cause document showed.
Upon receiving consent to search Hubbard’s purse, the OPD officer found a needle inside of it. The needle is “commonly used to consume narcotics,” and a baggie containing 4.1 grams of a crystal-like substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine, was also found in Hubbard’s purse, the document read.
Pittman was not arrested in connection with the burglary case and was released, OPD spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said.
Hubbard was arrested Thursday on suspicion of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state jail felony, and possession of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony. Hubbard was also arrested on suspicion of theft of property with at least two prior convictions, a state jail felony.
Hubbard, 4002 W. University Blvd., was being held Friday at the Ector County Detention Center on bonds totaling $80,000.
A further search inside of Hubbard’s purse uncovered a Texas driver’s license and a MasterCard belonging to another woman, along with checks belonging to a second woman.
The property found was linked to burglaries that occurred in the 2700 block of South Colonial Drive. Other stolen loot reportedly in Hubbard’s possession included check stubs, credit card receipts and personal documents belonging to other people, police said.
The trash bags also contained purses, hygiene products and wallets containing a total of $3,200. Hubbard has two prior convictions, one in Feb. 28, 2003 out of Ector County and the second in July 28, 2005 out of Midland County, the probable cause report read.
One South Colonial Drive resident didn’t even know his residence had been burglarized. The suspected victims were contacted and went to the scene of the traffic stop where they identified their property.
The OPD is continuing its investigation of Hubbard, LeSueur said.