Felony filed against Murfreesboro woman

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    MURFREESBORO—A class D felony charge of possession of a controlled substance-schedule II has been filed against a Murfreesboro woman in Pike County Circuit Court.

    Thirty-eight-year-old Kimberly A. Baugher was arrested for allegedly possessing oxycodone, adderall and soma prescription drugs.

    According to the affidavit of arrest, at approximately 8 p.m. on January 28 Pike County Deputy George Donaldson observed a red Ford Explorer parked near the back of the Murfreesboro E-Z mart near Tenth Street. He followed the vehicle to Kelley Street and observed that the vehicle had a broken tail light.

    Deputy Donaldson initiated a traffic stop to inform the driver, Kimberly Baugher, of the broken light. While speaking to Baugher, Deputy Donaldson noticed the odor of alcohol and asked if anyone in the vehicle had been drinking. Baugher said that no one had been drinking and she was asked to exit the vehicle to perform a field sobriety test.

    According to the affidavit of arrest, Baugher passed the first field sobriety test consisting of the horizontal gaze, she used her arms for balance during the nine step walk and turn sobriety test and she failed the third test, which was the one leg stand, after two attempts.

    Murfreesboro City Officer Stephen Coleman arrived on the scene and Deputy Donaldson asked Baugher if she had anything in the vehicle. Baugher told him nothing was in the vehicle, but he was welcome to look. Officer Coleman asked Baugher if she had just said they could look and she told him that they could look.

    Officer Coleman began a search of the vehicle and Deputy Donaldson asked Baugher if she had anything illegal on her person. Baugher told him no and Deputy Donaldson asked her to empty her pockets. According to the affidavit, as Baugher began to empty her pockets she allegedly pulled something out of her left front pants pocket and was trying to conceal it in her hand.

    Deputy Donaldson asked Baugher what she had in her hand and she told him she had her medicine in her hand. Deputy Donaldson retrieved the pills which consisted of one and a half orange pills, one-half of a yellow pill and one-fourth of a white pill.

    Deputy Travis Hill arrived on scene and spoke to Baugher. According to the report, Baugher told Deputy Hill the pills were oxycodone, adderall and soma, but she could not provide a prescription. Baugher was placed in custody and transported to the Pike County Jail.

    Deputy Hill contacted Judge Leanne Daniels and bond for Baugher was set in the amount of $2,500. She made a first appearance in Pike County Circuit Court on February 1 and will return on February 8.

     

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