MASON CITY | A Mason City woman has been arrested after allegedly claiming a bag with meth, marijuana and pipes belonged to her 10-year-old daughter so law enforcement would not search it, court documents say.
Amber Diane Movick, 36, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana - third or subsequent offence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Court documents listed Movick as homeless in Mason City.
A Cerro Gordo County deputy pulled over a black 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix in the 200 block of First Street Southwest about 9:51 p.m. Saturday.
Movick was a passenger in her own vehicle when the driver was arrested for driving-related charges, court documents said. Movick allegedly told the deputy that she was living out of the vehicle and that all of the things in the vehicle were hers.
The deputy then took inventory of the vehicle, as the vehicle was going to be towed. The deputy located a marijuana pipe during the inventory.
“Upon further probable cause search and inventory of the vehicle, Deputy located a bag that had an odor of marijuana and a Deputy could feel a large meth pipe in the bag,” the criminal complaint said. “Miss Movick claimed that the bag was her 10-year-old daughter's and later claimed she said that so that Deputy would not look in it.”
Court documents said studs for a tongue piercing -- which Movick has -- were later located in the bag, which was at her feet.
The deputy said the bag contained at least 5 grams of meth, marijuana and numerous pipes used to smoke the two drugs.
Movick is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $10,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court March 14.
A non-jury trial in the drug paraphernalia charge is scheduled for Sept. 4.
This is not the first drug charge for Movick in recent months. There are several open cases against her in Cerro Gordo County.
Movick was arrested for operating while under the influence--first offense and unlawful possession of a prescription drug at the intersection of State Street and North Virginia Avenue Oct. 17, 2017.
She is accused of striking a utility pole near East Park with a white Chevy Silverado and leaving the scene of the collision.
Movick told an officer she used meth, according to charging documents, and consented to some field sobriety tests, but refused to walk and turn and stand on one leg.
Breath testing indicated no alcohol, but urine testing was positive for meth and amphetamine, court documents said.
She also had a prescription that was not prescribed to her and admitted to officers she had consumed it, knowing that it was not hers, court documents said.
A jury trial for those charges is scheduled for April 3 in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
Movick was also arrested in Cerro Gordo County for driving with a revoked license Dec. 24, 2017.
A jury trial for that offense is scheduled on April 3.