Cops: Meth syringe found on woman sought by drug court
July 9, 2014
A Gardnerville woman was arrested Saturday on a warrant after she failed to stop at a stop sign in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
Jennifer Alexander, 32, told deputies she had a syringe loaded with methamphetamine in a pouch.
She was taken into custody on two felony warrants, one for failure to appear in Western Regional Drug Court and another from parole and probation.
Alexander appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday, where defense attorney Jamie Henry asked for two weeks to find out if Alexander may return to drug court.
■ A Woodfords woman waived a preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.
Kelly Meahan, 46, was arrested July 3 after deputies found she had a warrant for failure to appear on a traffic citation. Inside her vehicle deputies allegedly found a blue tourniquet, a plastic bottle with 47 pills and three hypodermic syringes, one of which had blood in it. She told deputies she'd used heroin the day before.
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During a strip search deputies found two items containing drugs on Meahan's person.
Her attorney said Meahan will plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance with a recommended sentence of 13-36 months.
She won't seek diversion but prosecutors won't argue against probation if she participates in Western Regional Drug Court, and remains in custody until her sentencing.
■ An Indian Hills man who was arrested after a Saturday traffic collision appeared in court in a wheelchair on Wednesday.
Theodore Odin Weichbrodt, 61, was ordered released on house arrest on charges of hit and run resulting in an injury and driving on a revoked or suspended license.
According to court documents Weichbrodt was involved in an 8:05 a.m. accident at Mica and Highway 395. A 14-year-old passenger in the other vehicle was taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Deputies traced the Jeep Cherokee to an address in Indian Hills where they found it and Weichbrodt.
■ Detectives investigating drug use at a Minden house on Monday arrested a woman for possession of methamphetamine.
Tia Bacon, 30, was taken into custody after an investigator allegedly spotted a plastic bag inside her purse while she was looking for a cigarette.
A test revealed the bag contained a fifth of a gram of methamphetamine.
Bacon was booked on $5,003 bail.