Allenton woman arrested for pills in Cassville

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Erratic driving leads to traffic stop, arrest

An Allenton woman is facing two felonies after being arrested for allegedly possessing pills and driving erratically in Cassville on Sept. 19.

Jeanelle Hopkins, 24, of Allenton, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Kyle Kuhn, officer with the Cassville Police Department, Hopkins was driving a Chevy car west on 13th Street in excess of 15 miles per hour over the speed limit, leaving the roadway to the right-hand side on making a left-haned corner.

Kuhn activated his lights and siren in the area of 13th and Park, stopping the vehicle in the 500 block of Fair Street.

Kuhn said he asked Hopkins why she was driving so erratically, and she allegedly explained she was having trouble seeing. When asked if she had been drinking or had taken any medications, Hopkins gave Kuhn a prescription bottle with three unknown pills she said she got from a friend and that help her sleep.

Hopkins then requested medical attention. On arrival at the hospital, staff identified the pills as tizanidine, zolpidem and oxycodone.

Hopkins is being held in the Barry County jail on a $10,000 bond. She has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing was held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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