Woman brings meth, pot into jail

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Items retrieved from body cavity of Ridgedale woman

A Ridgedale woman was arrested Saturday for a warrant in Branson, and charged in Barry County after narcotics were allegedly found in a body cavity during a search at the jail.

Arianna Gennarelli, 37, of Ridgedale, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

According to a probable cause report filed by Jonathan Cherney, an officer with the Cassville Police Department, Gennarelli was arrested at a home on East Street in Cassville, as she had an active warrant through the Branson Police Department.

A search of baggage in her vehicle allegedly turned up a syringe and a cigarette pack containing a metal spoon with white residue.

After being transported to the Barry County jail and told possessing and attempting to hide illegal narcotics during the booking could lead to more charges, Gennarelli allegedly handed over three syringes from inside her shorts. All three were allegedly used, and one had an amber substance still inside.

A search of Gennarelli was then conducted, and the deputy conducting the search allegedly retrieved from a body cavity a plastic bag containing another plastic back with methamphetamine and a cigarette pack cellophane containing marijuana.

Gennarelli is being held in the jail on a $10,332 bond. She had yet to be arraigned as of Tuesday morning.

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