By Ray King
Two Jefferson County women were arrested Sunday on drug related charges following a traffic stop by a White Hall Police Officer.
Gabrielle Harris, 36, and Bobbi Jean Dejarnette, 40, were taken into custody after Officer Christian Carroll stopped the white BMW Harris was driving for failure to use a turn signal at the intersection of Interstate 530 and Sheridan Road,
Investigator Clayton Cantrell reported that while speaking to Harris, Officer Carroll reported the distinct smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a warrant check showed there were active felony warrants for Harris’ arrest. When she was searched, officers found a loaded syringe that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
While searching the vehicle, officers found three clear glass pipes that contained a white residue inside a flip up compartment under the radio and a set of scales with a white crystal-like residue on top of it inside a cup holder.
Cantrell reported that when he interviewed Harris, she said all three glass pipes and the digital scales were hers and she smokes methamphetamine regularly.
During a court hearing Tuesday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash only bond for Harris, who has pending charges of residential burglary, criminal mischief and theft of property and has a suspended sentence on drug related charges with a petition filed to revoke that suspended sentence.
Cantrell reported that Dejarnette, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was asked to step out and tried to take her black purse with her. Because of the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Officer Carroll asked Dejarnette if there was anything in her purse. She told him no and gave permission to search and Carroll located a multicolored cigarette pack holder that contained four clear baggies containing a green leafy vegetable substance that appeared to be marijuana and a small baggie that contained a dark colored tar-like substance that field tested positive for heroin.
Also in the purse, Carroll found a purple change holder containing a clear baggie with a crystal-like substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. When Dejarnette was told she was under arrest she dropped a white plastic bag at her feet. Inside the bag were eight separate baggies containing a white, crystal-like substance that appeared to be methamphetamine and a clear glass pipe that contained a white residue inside that field tested positive for methamphetamine. The bag also contained Dejarnette’s Arkansas Driver’s license and $900 cash.
Following the court hearing, Judge Bridgforth set a $15,000 bond for Dejarnette after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of heroin with purpose to deliver, possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to court documents, Dejarnette has no prior convictions or pending charges.