Two Arrested on Drug Charges Shortly After Release from Jail

Under three hours after two Hardin County women were discharged from the Hardin County Detention Center on a charge of shoplifting, they were back in prison on various drugs charges.

D’anna Barroso, 20, of Eliza­bethtown, and Chelsea Harl, 27, of Cecilia, were arrested at 12:02 a.m. on Thursday by Elizabethtown police after a traffic stop. According to jail records, they had been released from jail around 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday.

Elizabethtown police halted a black 2013 Nissan Maxima driven by Harl after she was seen taking a turn too tight onto RobinBrooke Boulevard from Patriot Parkway, as stated by an arrest citation. At the point when an officer confronted Harl, she seemed “very nervous,” according to the arrest report.

The officer asked Harl to leave the vehicle with Barroso remaining inside. Harl gave the officer consent to search the vehicle, according to the citation.

When he did, the report said he discovered a syringe in the center console of the vehicle with heroin in it along with a digital scale inside a backpack in the back seat with what is believed to be methamphetamine residue, several tooter straws with meth on them, two more syringes and “tie offs” for the syringes.

Police also discovered marijuana cigarettes and rolling papers between the passenger seat and center console. As stated by the citations, Barroso told the officer the marijuana belonged to her.

Harl also told authorities she had drugs in her possession. Police reported finding methamphetamine and Xanax.

Harl and Barroso each are charged with two counts of first-degree offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance for heroin and methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Barroso also is charged with possession of marijuana.

Possession of heroin and methamphetamine each are Class D felonies punishable by one to three years in prison if convicted. Both women are being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center. They are scheduled to appear Aug. 10 in Hardin District Court.

Harl and Barroso were initially arrested at 6:28 a.m. on Wednesday for reportedly taking $194.52 worth of goods from Walmart in Elizabethtown and putting them in Walmart bags paying for the items, according to an arrest citation.

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