Edmonson Voice Report:
A Caneyville woman was arrested and faces felony meth and other charges after an incident that began as a suspicious person complaint, a statement from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said.
At approximately 1:15 am on December 20, 2021, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Brooks Knob Lookout Tower Road for a suspicious person complaint where the caller reportedly stated a female in a red pickup truck had been sitting in the roadway for an extended period and appeared to be under the influence.
A deputy made contact with Melinda K. Pharris (51) of Caneyville at the scene of the incident, who stated she was lost and waiting for a friend, law enforcement said. Pharris was allegedly exhibiting signs of intoxication. Consent to search Pharris and her vehicle was reportedly given to law enforcement, which resulted in the discovery of drug paraphernalia with suspected methamphetamine residue.
A deputy also reportedly located an unopened pack of needles on Pharris and a further search, once back at the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office, resulted in the discovery of a pocketknife, an uncapped (used) syringe, and suspected methamphetamine, the Sheriff's Office said.
Pharris was charged with:
Pharris was lodged in Hart County Jail. Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Brownsville City Police.