A Center Street woman was arrested by OPD narcotics investigators Wednesday evening, after detectives found the woman was carrying a pharmacy full of drugs in her bra.
OPD reports say detectives from the street crimes unit were called to a home in the 1500 block of Center Street at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, to investigate reports of drug activity. When they arrived, the occupants of the home agreed to let detectives search the residence.
Reports say during the search, detectives found scales believed used in drug trafficking.
Reports say the detectives asked one of the home’s occupants, Ruth M. Goatee, 27, if she had any drugs on her. At first, Goatee denied she was holding any drugs, but then “pulled out a large bag of drugs from her bra,” reports said.
The bag contained what investigators believed was several grams of methamphetamine, heroin, Percocets, Lortabs, Xanax, marijuana and MSM, which is mixed with drugs to increase the quantity, the reports say.
Goatee was taken to the Daviess County Detention Center. At the jail, deputy jailers found two additional bags in Goatee’s bra, which contained a substance investigators believe to be methamphetamine, reports say.
Goatee told investigators, “she did not know the drugs were still in her bra,” reports say.
Goatee was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, promoting contraband, trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.