Police: Drugs found in woman's purse

POSTED: 9:24 PM Jan 04 2014   UPDATED: 1:17 PM Jan 04 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A Jonesborough woman is facing drug charges after police say they found drugs in her purse.

Johnson City Police tell News 5 they were responding to a welfare check at a home on Winter Street around 12:30 Saturday morning. While in the home police say they found a purse belonging to 40-year-old Marcia Ferrell.

We're told when they searched her purse. they found a substance believed to be crack cocaine, along with a smoking pipe.

Marcia Ferrell was arrested and charged with schedule II Drug Violations and Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia.