A Rison woman was arrested on drug-related charges Monday after a probation officer found suspected methamphetamine and a smoking pipe in her vehicle.

Kristin Burk, 21, had reported to probation officer Dustin Parker on Monday.  In a previous visit, she tested positive for methamphetamine, according to a probable cause affidavit from Vice and Narcotics Detective Kevin Kirk.


Because she had signed a waiver, her vehicle was searched by Parker.  When he asked Burk if there were any drugs in the vehicle, she allegedly said the “dope” was in a black bag on the passenger side floorboard.

Kirk reported that a small plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 0.6 grams was in the black bag, along with a homemade smoking pipe.

On Tuesday, Jefferson County Judge Kim Bridgeforth set a $2,500 bond for Burk after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Burk.