Girlicious band member charged with having drugs

A member of the pop group Girlicious has been charged in California with drug possession with the intent to sell after Glendale police allegedly found a dozen plastic bags of cocaine in her Gucci purse.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Natalie Mejia (of Diamond Bar and 28-year-old Peter Asencio of Burbank were charged Thursday in Glendale Superior Court.

Asencio is accused of speeding in a 1998 Ford Mustang when he and Mejia were pulled over and arrested Tuesday night.

Police say Mejia said the drugs were not hers and claimed she didn't know how they got into her purse.

Asencio was also charged with driving on a suspended license.

Arraignment was continued to April 15.

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