Two people were arrested on drug-related crimes following an incident Sunday night at the West Seventh Street Arby’s.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Gary Hicks was dispatched there for a woman possibly under the influence of drugs with a small child in the car. He found 32-year old Emerald Forgette of Hopkinsville quickly going from a vehicle to the doors and attempting to get inside.
Employees said Forgette was irate at the drive-thru and that they had to lock the doors when she became loud and aggressive and tried to get inside.
An arrest citation says there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from her person and a syringe was found in her purse. The child was reportedly screaming in the back seat of the vehicle.
A passenger, 37-year old James Ferrell of Hopkinsville, allegedly had a methamphetamine pipe in his pocket and was seen moving around trying to conceal the item. Dash cam footage from the vehicle he was detained in captured him saying he had drugs in his pants, but it was never located by jail staff.
Forgette was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Ferrell was arrested for tampering with evidence and drug paraphernalia possession.