Woman taken to ER to remove ‘large bag of meth’ from inside her 

Published 6:27 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019



A woman had to be taken to the emergency room by law enforcement last week to have a large amount of methamphetamine removed from inside of her body. 

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The incident happened after two people were arrested on drug charges — Derek Perkins and Colleen Spears — when Boyle County Sheriff’s deputies made a traffic stop early Friday morning.

The sheriff’s office says the vehicle was stopped at 3:45 a.m. on Stevenson Avenue, and deputies found two digital scales containing meth and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle. 

Spears, 25, was later taken to the ER at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center to have a bag containing a large amount of meth removed from inside her body. She was charged with  first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, meth; possession of a controlled substance, meth; first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; tampering with physical evidence; and first-degree promoting contraband. 

As of Wednesday morning, she was an inmate at the Boyle County Detention Center and was being held on a $15,000 cash bond.

Perkins, whose age was not listed, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, meth; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to use or improper signal; and driving on a suspended or revoked license. The jail says Perkins has already been released on a bond.