Mother and daughter land in jail
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McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reports a mother and daughter both landed in jail after McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Ridner received a call informing him of a specific individual with outstanding warrants, carrying “dope”, and driving a maroon Chevrolet car with bondo on the passenger front fender going north on Hwy 27 in route to Hwy 90. Deputy Ridner stopped the described car on Hwy 90. The reported individual, 32 year old Kimberly Carpenter, was driving the vehicle. Carpenter, who had outstanding warrants, exited the car and was placed under arrest. Carpenter stated she had no drugs on her.
Officers also had a passenger in the vehicle, Carpenter’s mother, Janet Saunders, exit the vehicle. When Saunders opened her pocket to allow officers see inside the pocket, officers saw a baggie containing white powder. Saunders denied the powder belonging to her and accused Deputy Ridner of placing the baggie in the pocket. As a witness at the scene, Sheriff Waters said that statement was untrue. Saunders then claimed her daughter, Carpenter, had placed the baggie in the mother’s pocket. When questioned, Kimberly Carpenter denied ownership of the powder. Scales and baggies were found in the trunk of the car. Both women denied ownership of the powder.
Along with other charges on outstanding warrants, Kimberly Carpenter and her mother, 58 year old Janet Saunders, were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 10 D.U. Drug Unspecified),
Both women were transported and lodged at the Knox County Detention Center.