London woman arrives at detention center intoxicated

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) —It was a very short trip to jail for a London woman after police say she showed up in the front lobby of the Laurel Co. Detention Center intoxicated.

Officers say they received a call on Tuesday about a woman who appeared to be intoxicated at the jail.  When they arrived, they say they found 26-year-old Joanna M. Mattingly, who told them she had been smoking marijuana and was high.  According to a police report, she had slurred speech, constricted pupils, was unsteady on her feet, and was “manifestly under the influence of an unknown substance.”

Officers say they found a white plastic container in her purse that had marijuana inside of it.  They also found a glass jar on Mattingly, with more marijuana in it.  Police say Mattingly later told them she had forgotten she was carrying a marijuana pipe in her bra.

Mattingly was arrested and charged with public intoxication, possession of marijuana, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

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