Woman allegedly put meth in basket at Hall of Justice metal detectors
Authorities say when investigators found the meth, she ran out of the building.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman was arrested after authorities say she placed suspected methamphetamine into a basket before walking through the metal detectors at the Hall of Justice.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place just before 2 p.m. at the Hall of Justice in downtown Louisville, near the corner of South 6th Street and West Jefferson Street.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 42-year-old Ashley R. Clem was walking through the metal detectors at the Hall of Justice. At the metal detectors, visitors are required to place any metal objects into a basket for inspection before walking through.
According to the arrest report, Clem placed a small metal tin box in the basket. When sheriff's deputies inspected the box, they allegedly found four small baggies containing suspected methamphetamine in the tin.
At that point, Clem allegedly ran out of the building. Authorities say she was "placed on the ground" at the exit.
She was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and trafficking in a controlled substance. She's currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
Copyright 2018 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.