GLENDALE, Calif. — Police say a member of the pop group Girlicious was arrested after Glendale officers found more than a dozen plastic bags of cocaine in her Gucci purse during a traffic stop.

Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz says 21-year-old Natalie Mejia was being held Wednesday in jail in the Los Angeles suburb on suspicion of cocaine for sale or distribution.

Lorenz says Mejia was a passenger in a car driven by 28-year-old Peter Asencio Tuesday night when Asencio was pulled over for speeding.

Police say Mejia had just dined at a restaurant in Burbank and was heading to the airport and late for a flight.

Lorenz says Asencio was arrested on the same drug charge. Police determined that Asencio also was driving with a suspended license.