A woman arrested by Alcoa Police officers Sunday night was transported to Blount Memorial Hospital after telling officers she had hidden more than a half ounce of drugs in a body cavity.
Officers arrested Thomas Henry and Ashley Thompson on Sunday after they said they found 10 grams of crystal meth and .6 grams of heroin in the car the two were riding in.
Around 3 a.m. Sunday, an Alcoa Police officer reported observing a brown Ford Explorer with broken taillights on Hall Road.
The officer believed the driver of the vehicle was lost because the driver was driving slower than the speed limit and riding the brakes even though there were no other cars on the road, the Alcoa Police report states.
The car was pulled over after it entered the wrong way into the Executive Lodge Motel on South Hall Road. The officer identified Henry as the driver and Thompson as the passenger, the report states.
“Both subjects looked nervous and would not look me in the eye,” the officer wrote in the report.
After searching the car, officers found nearly 10 grams of crystal meth, .6 grams of heroin and multiple drug pipes in the car, the report states. Henry and Thompson denied owning the drugs.
Officers also found multiple baggies and a digital scale leading them to conclude Henry and Thompson were “involved in the resale of narcotics,” the report states.
Henry was charged with resale of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while in possession of methamphetamine.
Thompson was taken into custody for simple possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, resale of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. Once at the Blount County Correctional Facility, Thompson told officers she had put methamphetamine along with half an ounce of heroin inside a body cavity.
Officers took her to the bathroom to remove the narcotics, but nurses at the jail said Thompson would need to be taken to the hospital.
“Due to the possibility of her overdosing, I ran emergency traffic to the hospital,” the officer wrote in the report.
BMH staff were unable to remove the items from the body cavity, so a gynecologist was called. Doctors said Thompson’s heart rate was elevated and she had begun to hallucinate, the report states.
At the time the report was filed, Thompson had not been charged with additional charges for bringing the drugs into the jail.
Josh West, spokesman for Blount Memorial Hospital, said no information regarding her condition was available.