Updated Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:41 am
A Glouster woman was arrested and charged after methamphetamine was allegedly found in her vehicle and on her person last week.
Mackinsey Roberts, 26, was charged with possession of drugs, tampering with evidence and trafficking in drugs on Thursday, Dec. 12.
The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit stopped Roberts’ vehicle because of an alleged traffic violation on Hide-A-Ways Hills Road. After speaking with her, deputies noticed signs that illegal drugs might be inside the vehicle, according to a release from the HCSO.
Deputy Trent Woodgeard walked K-9 Emma around the vehicle and she allegedly alerted him to the driver’s side door. After searching the vehicle, deputies allegedly found two syringes, spoons with black residue, two straws with an unknown white powder residue and a small glass plate with an unknown white powder residue.
Roberts allegedly told deputies that she had methamphetamine inside her body cavity and later turned it over.
Randy Kress, 35, of Glenford, was also inside the vehicle. He was arrested on a parole violation out of Perry County and transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. Additional charges are possible.
Roberts was arraigned on her charges in Hocking County Municipal Court on Friday. She was released on her own recognizance because of a lack of female beds at the SEORJ. She was incarcerated at the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office prior to Friday’s hearing.
She could receive a maximum of five years and six months in prison if convicted of all charges, according to the Ohio Revised Code.