A Florida woman was placed under arrest and jailed after she reportedly walked up to police officers and handed over a couple of bags of methamphetamine before telling them that she wanted to be incarcerated.
On the evening of August 30, officers with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were conducting an investigation in the vicinity of the Red Tiki Bar and Grill in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Just after 9:30 PM, a woman reportedly randomly walked up to a corporal who was working on investigating the scene of an unrelated situation.
It was reported that the woman had something in her pockets and reached into them to retrieve the contents. The woman allegedly fished out two small plastic baggies and handed them to the officer.
According to the police report, When the woman allegedly gave the corporal the bags, she told him there was methamphetamine inside of them. Afterward, she reportedly let him know that she wanted to be placed under arrest.
The woman was identified as a resident of St. Petersburg, and the arrest affidavit reflects that she does not currently have permanent housing.
It was reported that after the police accepted the baggies with the white substance, they ran field tests that allegedly returned a positive result for meth.
The 30-year-old suspect was given what she allegedly asked for when she was taken into custody and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. She is facing a felony charge for possession of methamphetamine, and she is being held in lieu of a $750 bond while she awaits her upcoming court date.
The woman has several prior convictions for assorted crimes, such as drug possession, theft, and forgery.
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