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Wrong turn lands woman in jail on meth charges

Jill Overturf (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Jill Overturf (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

An improper turn led to a Cave City woman’s arrest on multiple drug charges early Sunday morning.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Jonesboro Police Officer Bryan D. Bailey reported seeing a 2011 Acura TSX turn southbound from Browns Lane Access onto Caraway.

According to his report, the driver crossed the double-yellow line “multiple times.”

When he stopped the vehicle the driver, later identified as 34-year-old Jill Overturf, said she was “in the process of moving from Batesville back to Harrisburg.”

She then reportedly told Bailey she had fallen asleep at a friend’s house earlier then drove to the other side of town to eat. She again told the officer she was heading back to Harrisburg.

After getting her permission, Bailey ran his K-9 partner, Shine, around the vehicle.

According to the report, the dog made a “positive alert” on the front passenger side tire and door frame.

While searching the vehicle, Bailey reported finding a makeup case containing a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, with residue inside.

He also reportedly found two amphetamine pills and two small baggies of suspected methamphetamine Ice.

Bailey arrested Overturf and took her to the Craighead County Detention Center where she was left in lieu of a probable cause hearing on the felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 grams and possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substances (not meth or cocaine) less than 2 grams.

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