Deputy finds marijuana, meth pipe in suspect's body cavity

Deputy finds marijuana, meth pipe in suspect's body cavity
Mallory Goad (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

A Jonesboro woman pulled over for illegal window tint now faces felony charges after police say she tried to bring drugs and drug paraphernalia into jail.

According to an incident report from the Jonesboro Police Department, Investigator Pete Lochner pulled Mallory Goad over in the Walmart parking lot on E. Highland Drive.

She asked Lochner if they could move locations because she was embarrassed.

"Lochner smelled the distinct odor of burning marijuana coming from inside the vehicle," the report states.

While writing Goad a citation for her tint being too dark, Officer Bryan Bailey conducted a probable cause search of Goad's car. Inside, he found a Valium that she did not have a prescription for.

"I secured Goad in my back seat via double locked handcuffs behind her back and seatbelt and finished my search of the vehicle," Officer Bailey said. "Once the search was completed I entered my police unit and noticed Goad had her hands in front of her body."

Goad told Bailey she did it "just to show y'all I could." Bailey then handcuffed Goad's hands behind her back again.

After dropping Goad off at the jail, Bailey watched the rear video playback from his police cruiser. In the video, Goad can be seen slipping her right hand out of the cuff.

"Goad then reached into her bra and retrieved an item from it and leaned forward making a motion with her hand as if she was concealing the item inside of her pants," Bailey said. "Goad then leaned back up and put her hand back into her handcuff before sliding her hand down inside both sides of her bra retrieving another small item and placing it into her mouth."

Goad later admitted she ate marijuana.

Due to the activity Bailey witnessed on camera, he requested Deputy Cassandra Morphis conduct a strip search of Goad.

Morphis said Goad denied having anything on her person three different times prior to the search.

"I then advised her that if I found something it would be a felony charge," Morphis said.

Morphis said Goad was wearing two bras, and when she removed the first, two orange pills, identified as Xanax, fell onto the floor.

"She acted surprised and advised she had forgot she had those," Morphis said. "She advised that they were nerve pills of her grandmother's and that she gives them to her when she is stressed out."

When Goad removed her underwear, Morphis stated she could see "something plastic protruding" from a body cavity.

Morphis said Goad had a plastic baggie of marijuana in her vagina.

"She advised she didn't know it was there," Morphis said.

The next morning, Officer Logan Butler was called back to the jail in reference to more contraband found inside Goad.

"Goad was again found to have an item shoved into her vaginal area," a probable cause affidavit states.

Morphis found a glass methamphetamine pipe hidden inside Goad.

Goad faces two felony charges and four misdemeanor charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia and furnishing prohibited articles.

She will be back in court on April 20. Her bond was set at $3,500.

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