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      Worried mother's call for help ends in meth arrest

      Meghan Simmons is charged with a felony count of possession of methamphetamine

      A well-being check by Kirksville police ends with the person being checked on in jail. Meghan Simmons, 28, of La Plata, is charged with a felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. According to court papers, Kirksville police were asked to check on Simmons by her mother, who said she feared Simmons would harm herself because her daughter had told her, quote, "this is the last time you will ever see me." Simmons was later spotted near Oakland and Gardner Streets. She emptied her pockets when the officer asked if she was carrying any weapons. Simmons then allowed officers to check her handbag for any other weapons. When they checked the bag, police found four homemade pipes with residue inside, along with other drug paraphernalia. The residue tested positive for meth.

      She is being held on $25,000 cash only bond.