Shelbyville resident Kara Chambliss arrested Saturday on multiple drug charges

She was released from jail Monday with more than $60,000 in bonds

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday reported the Saturday arrest of Shelbyville resident Kara Michelle Chambliss, 26, on multiple drug related charges.

Sheriff's Patrol Deputy Josh Tipton was on routine patrol in the Timpson area Saturday when he observed a black BMW sedan turn south onto U.S. Hwy 59. Tipton noticed the vehicle to have a temporary paper license tag on the rear and the expiration date was torn off.

Tipton initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Chambliss. Upon contact with Chambliss, Tipton said he noticed her to be very nervous. Chambliss said to Tipton she was trying to get to Houston.

Tipton asked Chambliss if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and she replied, “yes.”

The deputy asked verbally to search the vehicle and Chambliss produced a backpack from the back passenger seat and handed Tipton a plastic container. Inside the container, he identified a pipe, a clear plastic bag containing 16 30 mg Morphine pills, weighing 2.82 grams, two clear bags containing 10 Ecstasy pills, weighing 1.87 grams and .72 grams and a plastic bag containing mushrooms — Psilocybin mushroom/Hallucinogenic mushrooms — weighing 8.79 grams.

Chambliss was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Shelby County jail. Chambliss was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (F-1) $40,000 bond; Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (F-2) $15,000 bond; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (F-4) $5,000 bond; and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 3 (M-A) $1,500 bond.

Tipton was assisted by Deputy Jake Gross and Lieutenant Del Birdwell. Chambliss posted bonds and was released Monday, April 29, officials said.

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