Hello Kitty backpack leads to drug arrest

Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 13:28:28-04

A Hello Kitty backpack prompted a felony drug arrest in Kingman on Monday night.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office says Linda Reann Pinto, 23, was arrested late Monday after an employee spotted her walking away from a convenience store with a suspicious cartoon backpack that was dropped off near a convenience store.

When deputies contacted Pinto, they asked her if she had any illegal substances in the bag. She reportedly told them she thought meth was in the backpack. A search of her bag revealed a metal box of syringes and white powder inside plastic bags.

She was booked into jail on a felony charge of drug possession.