ATHENS BATH SALTS Police Say Woman Tried To Hide Under Children Before Drug Arrest
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 26, 2012 3:18 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 26, 2012 4:14 PM EDT
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, Athens County
Athens County, Ohio, deputies say a traffic stop resulted in the arrest of three suspects on drug charges, including a woman who tried to hide from authorities by placing three young children on top of her.
Brad Trotter, 31, and Hope Golden, 23, both of Zanesville, Ohio, and Jessica Earnest, 29, of Mount Care, W.Va., were charged with possession of bath salts, according to a news release from Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly.
A deputy with the Athens County Sheriff Department pulled over a vehicle on state Route 33 near Athens on Friday. Deputies said Golden was lying on the floorboard of the car and attempted to hide from authorities by placing three small children on top of her. The children are ages 4, 3 and 18 months old.
Earnest allegedly told police she drove to Zanesville to pick up Trotter and Golden and take them back to her West Virginia residence because they are homeless. A search of the vehicle revealed bath salts, meth pipes and other drug paraphernalia, the release said. Golden admitted to police that she had hidden bath salts in her private area, the release said.
Trotter, Golden and Earnest are being held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. The children were taken into custody by child services.
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