Suspect accused of hiding meth between breasts

JONESBORO, Ark. – A suspect charged with two felonies is accused of having almost two grams of meth hidden in a plastic baggie between her breasts.

The probable cause affidavit says at 4:31 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, Investigator Chris Jefferson with the Jonesboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit initiated a traffic stop on a blue Saturn passenger car on U.S. 63 North. Jefferson said the traffic stop was due to the vehicle crossing the fog line twice.

While speaking with the driver, the officer obtained consent to search the vehicle. He then asked the front seat passenger, Mary Jane Hurst, 53, of Jonesboro, to exit the vehicle and gained consent to search her purse. While searching, the officer said he found a suspected glass crack pipe inside of a blue and black case.

Hurst was released from jail Friday afternoon. Source: CCSO

With cause to arrest Hurst, the officer searched her and she removed 1.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine inside of a plastic baggie between her breasts, the affidavit says.

On Friday, May 19, Hurst was charged with felony possession of meth and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges carry potential penalties and fines of up to $10,000 and/or up to six years incarceration.

Her next court appearance is at 8:30 a.m. on June 27. 

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