A former Playboy Playmate and “Girls Next Door” alum was arrested in Louisiana Friday night after allegedly being caught in a car with methamphetamine during a traffic stop.
TMZ reported that Ouachita Parish police pulled the car over for a broken headlight. The driver, a male, then failed to present his identification. After conducting a search, which reportedly resulted in them finding drug paraphernalia on the man, officers told ex-model Valerie Mason, 31, and a male passenger to exit the vehicle.
Officers conducted a further search and reportedly discovered two grams of suspected meth in a container located in a passenger door panel near where Mason was sitting. Police also found a hypodermic needle cap in the back seat, according to TMZ and New York Daily News.
Mason and the two men reportedly all denied ownership of the suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia.
“Playboy” Playmate of the Month in September 2008, Mason also competed for a spot in the Playboy mansion, appearing in five episodes of “The Girls Next Door” which aired in 2008 and 2009.
Mason was charged with felony possession of a controlled dangerous substance and was released from jail Saturday after posting $3,000 bond.
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[Featured image: Valerie Mason/Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office]