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Sheriff: Prentiss County struggle results in drug arrest

Jennifer Kennedy | Photo: Prentiss County Jail

A Booneville woman is accused of not cooperating with Prentiss County deputies, resulting in a meth arrest.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 2:56 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2018 2:56 PM

PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Booneville woman is accused of not cooperating with Prentiss County deputies, resulting in a meth arrest. 

The incident happened on July 11 sometime near 11:30 p.m. 

Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar says a deputy was investigating a report of a suspicious woman walking on County Road 3501. 

A deputy located the woman walking on the side of the road. The woman was identified as Jennifer Rice Kennedy, 50. 

Tolar says Kennedy began acting nervous, and a deputy noticed a silver-colored object sticking out of Kennedy's clothing. 

When asked to remove the object, Tolar says a struggle ensued. 

Kennedy was reportedly trying to dispose or destroy evidence, which was revealed to be meth, Tolar stated. 

Following her arrest, she was taken to the county jail where a corrections officers discovered more of a controlled substance, Tolar stated. 

As a result, she was charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and failure to comply with a law enforcement officer. 

She has since been released on bond. 

Her case will be presented to the next Prentiss County grand jury. 

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