Friendly advice, you should never bring drugs with you when you are reporting for jail. A Polk County sheriff’s deputy arrested a Des Moines woman last week for bringing drugs into a jail, reports the Iowa-City Press Citizen.
Des Moines resident Debra Ann Sly, who was attempting to do the right thing by turning herself in to Polk County sheriff’s deputies for a prior outstanding warrant, forgot that she had a bag of methamphetamine in her pants pocket.
The meth dropped to the floor as Sly was being processed to enter the Polk County jail on the unrelated warrants. Those warrants were issued on March 27 for failing to appear for a disposition bond hearing after violating a no-contact order, according to court records.
A criminal complaint filed by the Polk County sheriff’s deputy says, “During the intake process, a small clear plastic baggy containing a white crystalline substance fell out of her pants onto the booking room floor.” The report continues, “The approximate weight of the substance was .4 grams, and the substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.”
Sly was arrested on the spot, and she now faces a new charge — possession of a controlled substance. She will be arraigned on the drug charge on May 21.