Woman arrested behind courthouse with 7 bags of meth

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SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County woman was arrested Tuesday evening in the courthouse parking lot for allegedly having nearly seven grams of methamphetamine, according to police reports.

Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams wrote in the arrest citation that he received an anonymous complaint on March 6 at roughly 5 p.m. that Melissa Gasparac, 38, of Sugar Camp Rd., Salyersville, had several baggies of methamphetamine on her person and that she was located around the area of Prater Drug Store.

When Adams arrived, he found Gasparac in the back parking of the sheriff department and told her of the complaint he had received, asking if she had illegal drugs on her.

“She started pulling items out of her jacket pocket and throwing them on the ground,” Adams stated in his report. “Then she kept her left hand in her left jacket pocket and tried to turn away as if to hide something.” 

Gasparac pulled out a plastic baggie that contained seven small baggies containing what appeared to be approximately one gram of meth each (field tested positive for meth), according to police reports. She also had $250 cash on her at the time of her arrest.

Gasparac reportedly told police she was coming to turn the meth in to the sheriff.

At press time, she is currently being held at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, facing the charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (greater than or equal to two grams methamphetamine), and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. 

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.