Woman facing drug charge

FAIRMONT — A Truman woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Kari Ann Jacobs, 30, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On April 13, a Fairmont police officer observed a white Chevrolet Impala parked at a residence associated with the use and dealing of controlled substances, specifically meth. The officer ran the license plate and it came back registered to an individual known for using meth and suspected of selling it. The officer observed the vehicle was running and no one was inside at the time.

Eventually, the vehicle left and the officer followed. After the vehicle rolled through a red light, the officer initiated a traffic stop. The officer recognized the driver, but not the passenger. The passenger was later identified as Jacobs.

The officer advised the driver of the reason for the stop and asked for the driver’s license. The driver indicated she was waiting on a new one, and the officer observed a child in the back seat crying. The child was identified as the driver’s.

The officer also observed that Jacobs appeared to be uncomfortable and making subtle attempts to conceal her face. When asked from where she was coming, the driver indicated she had just picked up her passenger. When asked who the passenger was, the driver identified her as Kari, but said she did not know her last name.

The driver said she met Jacobs in 2016 at the House of Hope in Fairmont. The officer then made contact with Jacobs and asked her if she had known the driver for that long. Jacobs said “Yes” but then did not know how long they had known each other or where they had met.

While speaking with Jacobs, the officer observed that her teeth appeared brown and rotten. The officer indicated he was going to have a K9 perform an exterior sniff of the vehicle. The K9 alerted on the vehicle for the presence of controlled substances.

Officers discovered a white crystal substance on Jacobs that later tested positive for meth. Meth was also discovered in a purse.

A check on Jacobs criminal history shows a conviction for a fifth-degree controlled substance from February 2018.