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Floyd County woman charged with meth possession, evidence tampering

Authorities arrested a Floyd County woman Monday on theft and evidence tampering accusations more than a year old, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Crystal Lynn Morton, 48, of 957 Turner Bend, is charged with four felonies: theft by receiving stolen property, false statements or writings, possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. Morton also faces two misdemeanors: willful obstruction of law enforcement officers and possession of drug-related objects, records state.

According to jail reports:

Sometime between May 27-28, 2012, Morton had about $4,000 worth of tools that she knew or should have known were stolen. She also took those tools to an unknown location in an attempt to prevent officers from finding them.

Over those same days Morton withheld information, and lied about the stolen items’ location.

About noon Monday, Morton saw officers approach her vehicle in the 2200 block of Shorter Avenue. She took an item from inside her shirt and tried to hide it in the backseat.

Officers then found a glass pipe and suspected meth inside the vehicle.

Morton remained in jail Monday night without bond.

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