A Ripley woman was arrested recently for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver after police executed a search warrant at her residence.
Gladys A. Farmer, 58, 112 Sheriff Drive, Ripley, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; Jackson County Magistrate Teresa Robinson set bond at $8,000.
On Aug. 23, Deputy Bryan L. Varney, along with other officers from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, executed a search warrant at Farmer's residence.
During the search, officers located alleged drug paraphernalia and other items commonly used in the distribution of illegal drugs, including a bag containing numerous baggies and two sets of digital scales that were located in a wooden box in a bedroom, according to court records.
Farmer was not at home at the time of the search. She was located on South Church Street in Ripley, where Deputy Benjamin DeWees conducted a traffic stop when she failed to stop at a stop sign, court records state.
Farmer was driving a 2001 Ford F150. Chief Deputy Ross Mellinger contacted Varney and requested his K9 to come to the scene.
Varney went to the location of the traffic stop and deployed his canine partner, Zamba, for a sniff of the vehicle. Zamba provided a positive indication on the driver's side of the pickup truck, according to court documents.
During a search of the vehicle, DeWees located two baggies containing a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine in Farmer's purse, police allege. Officers also found two cellular telephones in the vehicle.
Once all of the items from the truck and house were taken back to the sheriff's department for processing, officers determined the the baggies containing the alleged methamphetamine were allegedly the same as those located at the house, police said.