Two women in separate incidents were arrested on drug charges here last Friday.

A Carthage woman was arrested for promotion of methamphetamine manufacture after Cookeville police officers found her with multiple items used to make the drug.

And an Arkansas woman stopped for speeding on her way to Pigeon Forge was reportedly under the influence and had illegal drugs and a weapon.

Vanity Mistich, 25, of Jackson Avenue in Carthage, was arrested in the first incident.

“I followed a vehicle into the parking lot of the Subway on Highway 111 for erratic driving,” said Cookeville Police Officer Brian Haworth.

The woman driving the car went into the bathroom of the business, the officer said.

When the officer determined who she was, he said a record check found she was driving on a revoked license.

Her vehicle was inventoried before it was towed, and that’s when the officer said the items for making methamphetamine were found.

She also had an item of drug paraphernalia with residue on it.

Mistich was booked on a bond of $10,000.

Her initial appearance in Putnam County General Sessions Court is set for March 6, according to her arrest warrant.

Jessica Ann Smith, 29, of Oak Grove, Arkansas, was arrested in the other incident.

It happened in the eastbound lane of Interstate 40 near mile marker 283 when a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop her for speeding.

“The subject had extremely constricted pupils, slurred speech and was unsteady,” Trooper Colby Huff said.

She reportedly failed to successfully performed five of six field sobriety tasks the trooper requested.

Smith also reportedly told the trooper she had been arrested for DUI in 2011 as well.

An inventory of her vehicle found a small amount of marijuana, more than five grams of methamphetamine and more than 10 prescription narcotic pills that are commonly abused.

In addition to being charged with DUI and three counts of simple possession, Smith was charged with driving in possession of methamphetamine.

She was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon after troopers found a firearm in the vehicle.

Smith’s total bond was set at $9,000.

According to her arrest warrants, Smith’s initial appearance in Putnam County General Sessions Court is set for March 10.

 

 

 

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