Key West – A deputy on patrol at Higg’s Beach in Key West arrested a woman for possessing drugs.
Deputy Kimberly Clausen saw 40 year old Joyce Carter of Dunedin, Florida sleeping in her car, a 2009 Suba Legacy. She knocked on the car’s window and asked to see Carter’s driver’s license.
When Carter opened her purse, the deputy saw a plastic bag with a green leafy substance inside. She asked Carter to get out of the car and asked her if she had drugs in her purse.
Carter told the deputy she had marijuana and some “crystal”. In the purse Deputy Clausen found marijuana and a baggie of methamphetamine. She also found a pill that Carter said was ecstasy but it did not test positive for ecstasy. Syringes used to inject the methamphetamine were also found in the car. Carter was arrested, charged with possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and she was booked into jail.