TWIN FALLS — A Caldwell woman was arrested Saturday after Idaho State Police reported finding cocaine, Oxycodone and more than $25,000 in cash in her black Jaguar.

Kelly L. Dean, 38, was arraigned Jan. 22 in Twin Falls County Fifth District Court.

She’s charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of major contraband in a correctional facility, and misdemeanor use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dean was driving early Saturday morning south on U.S. 93 in Twin Falls County. An Idaho State Police Cpl. pulled her over around 1:15 a.m. after his radar registered she was driving 54 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone.

“Upon initial contact both the driver and rear seat passenger appeared to be very nervous and would not make eye contact with me,” the officer wrote in an affidavit.

They told the officer they were heading to Jackpot, but the officer thought it was suspicious they were traveling so late.

After checking their drivers licenses, dispatch informed the officer Dean was on probation supervised release for prior felony drug-related charges.

The officer asked Dean if she was supposed to be leaving the state. “Dean mumbled saying no, still unable to look at me,” the officer wrote.

Dean said she’d turn around and go back home, but the officer told her a K-9 unit was en route from Twin Falls.

ISP searched the vehicle and found a backpack with $22,720 inside in individual bundles secured with rubber bands and hair ties.

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The officers also found drug paraphernalia, as well as cocaine and prescription pills, including Oxycodone, according to the affidavit.

In total, ISP seized $25,597, a total of 16.6 grams of cocaine, and prescription pills, including 24 Oxycodone and one Tramadol.

One bag of cocaine was found in Dean’s vagina when she was searched at the Twin Falls County Jail.

Dean’s bond was set at $100,000. A preliminary hearing is Feb. 2.


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