MH woman reportedly fidgety during traffic stop, pleads guilty to drug charges


A Mountain Home woman pled guilty to drug-related charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court last Thursday and was put on probation for four years.Thirty-six-year-old Deanna Lynn Blue was stopped by a Mountain Home Police officer May 10 for running a stop sign.

When the officer made contact with Blue, he noted she was "fidgety." The officer reported he questioned Blue about her route of travel, and she could not provide the information beyond vague generalities. She was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

During an inventory of her vehicle, a metal lunch pail was found in the back seat. The pail contained a silver metal grinder used to prepare marijuana for smoking.

Blue told police she had smoked marijuana earlier in the day. Police also found a plastic bag containing a crystalline substance and a tin can coated with the same substance.

An MHPD officer, who is a certified drug recognition expert, conducted an evaluation and determined Blue was impaired by narcotics. Blue admitted she had snorted methamphetamine in the recent past. She refused to provide a urine sample, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The substance in the plastic bag field tested positive for methamphetamine.

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