HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio - Two people were arrested after a traffic stop in Hocking County revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
According to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped a vehicle on Hide-A-Way Hills Road for a traffic violation Thursday.
Deputies said they observed criminal indications that illegal drugs may be inside the vehicle.
A K-9 deputy alerted to the driver’s side door.
A search of the vehicle revealed two syringes and spoons with black residue, two straws with unknown white powder residue, and a small glass plate with unknown white powder residue, the sheriff said.
26-year-old Mackinsey Roberts was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, and trafficking in drugs
The sheriff’s office said the driver, 26-year-old Mackinsey Roberts, of Glouster, admitted she had methamphetamine hidden inside her body, and later surrendered it to deputies.
Roberts was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, and trafficking in drugs.
She was transported to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office until her scheduled appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.
Randy Kress, 35, of Glenford, was also arrested for a parole violation and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail
Randy Kress, 35, of Glenford, was also arrested for a parole violation and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. The sheriff’s office said charges against Kress will be filed at a later date.
Glouster woman arrested for having meth in vehicle
LOGAN — A Glouster woman was arrested and charged after meth was allegedly found in her vehicle and on her person.
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 a 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.
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 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.