A Jefferson County woman who reportedly left the scene of an accident Saturday was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy on multiple drug charges.
Magan Armitage, 18, was driving a truck on the parking lot of a dollar store at Jefferson when she reportedly backed into another vehicle and then left, Deputy Travis Browning said in a report. Browning said he was flagged down by the owner of the other vehicle and then located the truck driven by Armitage on Highway 104 where he conducted a traffic stop.
Browning reported that he smelled the odor of marijuana from inside the truck and Armitage said she did not have a license. He also reported seeing a blue clip-on bag on Armitage’s right side clipped to a belt loop. The bag had plastic baggies hanging out and Armitage said the bag was not hers and she had picked it up at a friend’s house.
Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Cody Musselwhite reported that Browning contacted him and he responded to the scene to collect evidence which included a plastic bag with a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 2-grams, a box containing suspected marijuana, four bags of a green leafy substance and a package of clear plastic bags.
When Armitage was taken to the adult detention center, she told deputies that she had a glass smoking pipe concealed in her crotch area and a jail deputy recovered it.
When Armitage was questioned, she said the methamphetamine and marijuana were not hers. She said she used the glass smoking pipe to smoke methamphetamine and marijuana but does not sell the drugs.
On Monday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Armitage after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspected drugs will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis.