A call about a person being possibly intoxicated in the parking lot of the Walmart Neighborhood Market resulted in the arrest of a woman wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the discovery of 70 grams of suspected methamphetamine, Monday afternoon, officials said.
According to East Ridge Police Chief J.R. Reed, when an officer arrived at the business at 4150 Ringgold Road he found a silver vehicle partially parked in a handicapped spot with a woman behind the wheel. Chief Reed said the woman, whose eyes were blood shot and slurring her speech, was asked for ID. The woman said she didn’t have it with her. The woman then gave a name, date of birth and social security number. She then told the officer a different name and social security number. All information given was false, Chief Reed said.
The woman was finally identified as 43-year-old Leslie Leavitt and it was discovered she was wanted by federal authorities. When an officer was checking the vehicle for a cell phone, a metal tin containing 70 grams of suspected meth was found.
Chief Reed said the woman was placed in custody and was charged with Criminal Impersonation, Public Intoxication and Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to Resale. Bond for Leavitt was set at $102,000, and she is due to appear in East Ridge Municipal Court on November 13.