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Driver Allegedly Warns Cops That If She 'Pops Hot' During Drug Test, It'll Be Because Her Brother Gave Her Meth Sandwich
When officers in Hot Springs, Arkansas pulled over Elizabeth Marie Catlett and her brother Don Russell Furr, she allegedly had a ready-made excuse in the event they found her intoxicated.
During a traffic stop in Arkansas over the weekend, a driver warned police that if she tested positive for drugs it was merely because she had eaten a meth-contaminated sandwich that her brother made her.
An officer in Hot Springs spotted a gold 1994 Toyota Camry pull out of a parking lot without its headlights on early Sunday, an affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com states. The car continued driving for several blocks before the headlights were turned on.
The officer pulled the car over to find Elizabeth Marie Catlett, 29, of Hot Springs, at the wheel. Her older brother, Don Russell Furr, 33, of Lonsdale, was sitting in the passenger seat.
The officer wrote in the affidavit that Catlett was “moving about the vehicle in a quick, nervous manner” and claimed she "spoke very quickly, looking all around the vehicle and towards myself, constantly moving."
Meanwhile, Furr avoided eye contact with the officer, according to the cop’s recollection.
When asked if there were drugs in the car, Catlett said no, according to the affidavit. However, the officer and another who'd arrived at the scene conducted a search and allegedly found meth inside a small, plastic-wrapped bag in the coin pocket of Catlett's pants.
Catlett told the officers that the bag wasn’t hers and that someone else had put it in her pocket, according to the affidavit.
Additionally, she blamed her sibling for any intoxication. She allegedly told police that if she "pops hot" during a drug test "it is because her brother fed her a sandwich which was contaminated with methamphetamine."
One of the officers asked if these meth sandwiches were something her brother often prepares for her and she allegedly responded with a yes. She also offered another theory, claiming her brother could have spiked her drink with meth, too.
A zippered bag with a glass smoking pipe, and another bag of meth was also allegedly found in the car's glove box. Before that find, Furr allegedly told officers that if there were anything illegal in the car "it would be in the console and it would be ice."
A half-gram of meth in total was confiscated during the incident, according to police.
Both siblings were booked and both face charges of possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with purpose to deliver and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Catlett faces additional charges of DWI and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
Catlett’s bond was set at $14,500 and Furr’s was set at $13,500. It is unclear if either sibling has a lawyer. Both are scheduled back in court on Nov. 4, KATV in Little Rock reports.