Arkansas State Police working a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night arrested two people on drug-related charges after they reported finding suspected marijuana and methamphetamine in their vehicle.
Rose Marie Lucy, 33, who was driving the vehicle, allegedly had a purple Crown Royal bag containing a syringe, a straw, and half a pill, Trooper Jerome Sanders and Special Agent Houston Talley said in a probable cause affidavit.
A passenger in the car, Ricky London, 25, who was sitting in the back seat, was arrested after officers found a bag containing the suspected methamphetamine.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Sanders approached the vehicle to explain the reason for the stop and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside it. After finding a marijuana cigarette, Lucy was arrested.
The affidavit quoted Lucy as telling the officers she had “just shot up,” Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Monday.
Talley reported that the suspected methamphetamine weighed nine grams.
A third person who was in the car was released without charges pending further investigation.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set bond at $10,000 each for Lucy and London after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge both of them with possession of a controlled substance.
Lucy also was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and no proof of insurance, both misdemeanors.
Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Lucy and London, and told them to come back to court June 24.