Granada Woman Allegedly Had Drugs in Her System During a Crash Last August

A Granada woman allegedly had multiple drugs in her system when her car slammed into the back of another vehicle on Highway 15 last summer.

Thirty five year old Jennifer Ann Rose Royston was charged Monday with two counts of gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation in Martin County Court.

The crash happened in August 2021, just south of Truman, when a Jeep Cherokee was stopped in the northbound lanes of Highway 15 waiting to turn left onto 220th St.

A criminal complaint says Royston, who was driving a Chevy Impala, struck the car from behind.

The driver of the Jeep and his 14 year old passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene of the crash.

A State Trooper conducted an inventory or Royston’s vehicle, which he described as having an odor of marijuana.  Court documents say he discovered inside a baggie with a gram of methamphetamine, assorted items for smoking marijuana and a tablet with meth on the screen surface.

Royston’s blood sample tested positive for THC, hydromorphone (an opioid), amphetamine and methamphetamine according to the complaint.