WORTHINGTON — Drug and contempt of court charges were filed this week against a Worthington woman after methamphetamine was allegedly found in her possession.
According to court documents, Stacey S. Heig, 49, stepped into the roadway in front of a Worthington police officer's squad car while he was on routine patrol early Friday morning. Heig told the officer she was on her way to a friend's home. As the officer was leaving the area, he noticed Heig reach the front yard of a residence he knew to be involved in drug activity. The officer noted knowing Heig having prior drug-related arrests, and active conditions of release prohibited her from using controlled substances.
The complaint notes that the officer saw Heig on the walking path of Minnesota 60 approximately 10 minutes later. When speaking with Heig again, the officer reported Heig demonstrating signs of impairment. He believed Heig was under the influence of methamphetamine.
Heig claimed she wouldn't test positive for meth, but would marijuana. She was arrested, at which point the officer allegedly located a glass pipe with a white residue and burn marks. Meth with a weight believed to be between 2-3 grams was also allegedly located on Heig. In a post arrest interview, she allegedly admitted to smoking meth shortly before the officer's first contact with her earlier that night.
Heig faces felony fifth-degree drug possession and contempt of court, a misdemeanor.
Her conditional bail was set at $1,500 and her unconditional bail at $10,000.