Mandrea Vickers


A Crossett woman who reportedly believed she was in Ashley County rather than the Drew County roadway where she was discovered on February 22, has been arrested on drug charges, according to Lt. Tim Nichols, a criminal investigator with the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

Mandrea Vickers, 44, of Crossett is facing two drug charges, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Nichols.

NIchols said the Drew County Sheriff’s Office received a call during the early morning hours of February 22, reporting an “unresponsive” female in a vehicle on the side of Valley Junction Road in the Midway Route area in Drew County.

Citing a report from Drew County deputy Jeremy Chapman who responded to the call, Nichols said Vickers appeared to be very disoriented, thinking she was on Highway 70 in Ashley County rather than the Drew County roadway where she was discovered. She was asked to exit her vehicle due to an alleged warrant out of Union County, Nichols said.

“When asked if she had anything on her (illegal) she pulled a plastic bag out of her pocket which contained four smaller individual baggies which each contained a crystal rock-like substance which was believed to be meth,” Nichols said. “Vickers was arrested and a further search was conducted of her vehicle. Several needles were located — both used and not used — and four spoons with residue were also located.

The weight of the substance was 4.3 grams, according to Nichols.

During an interview, Vickers allegedly told Nichols and Sheriff Mark Gober that she was supposed to deliver the methamphetamine to someone, but would not disclose who she was delivering it to or where she got it.

District Judge Sara Sawyer Hartness set Vickers bond at $3,500.

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