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Idaho woman traveling through Bozeman charged for allegedly possessing meth

Posted at 2:22 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 18:41:51-04

BOZEMAN, Mont. – An Idaho woman traveling through Bozeman was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Tuesday, after which officers allegedly found methamphetamine while conducting a search of her belongings.

Jennifer Lynn Adam, 38, appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Wednesday, charged with possession of dangerous drugs. Her bail was set at $50,000.

Court documents say a Bozeman Police officer stopped Adam around the 200 block of N. 19th Avenue as she was traveling south in her vehicle. The officer reported that Adam had a temporary tag on her vehicle that couldn’t be read due to heavy tinting. The officer also noted that Adam’s passenger-side tail light was not functioning properly and was covered by a large amount of tape.

When the officer spoke with Adam, she said she was returning home to Idaho from North Dakota and was just passing through Bozeman. The officer reported that Adam’s appearance was haggard, her eyes were bloodshot, and there was a butane torch in plain view in her vehicle.

According to court documents, dispatch informed the officer that Adam had an outstanding, nationwide extradition warrant for her arrest. She reportedly then told the officer she was headed home to turn herself in.

The officer said he read Adam her Miranda rights, which she waived, and she then denied having any drugs in her vehicle.

Adam was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant. She allegedly told the officer on the way to the detention center that she was in possession of a glass pipe which she surrendered to the officer when they arrived.

The officer said the pipe, which he recognized as a type used to smoke meth, had burn marks on one end and contained a white residue. During an inventory search, officers reportedly found a plastic baggie containing a white, powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Adam was served the outstanding warrant and cited for the drug offense. Her next court date is scheduled for 8 a.m. on May 17.