Bobbi Jo Lovett, 48, was transported to the Clay County Justice Center Saturday and issued a preliminary cash bond of $7,000 (with no 10 percent allowed).
On Monday, a probable cause affidavit and preliminary charges were filed with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office against Lovett.
On Tuesday, Lovett entered a not guilty plea in Clay Circuit Court to formal charges filed by the prosecutor's office, including allegations of class D unlawful possession or use of legend drug, class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and class C operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body.
The court also appointed James Organ as Lovett's public defender and set the cause for jury trial Aug. 31.
Jail officials confirmed Tuesday that Lovett remains incarcerated awaiting further court proceedings in the matter.
According to court documents, Lovett is also awaiting a jury trial on charges of class B felony possession of methamphetamine and class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia stemming from a separate arrest in December 2008.
Apparently, on Aug. 17, 2008, Lovett allowed deputies to perform a search of her home while they were investigating a case involving another unidentified individual.
The deputies discovered two items -- which Lovett allegedly admitted were hers -- a small plastic bag with a white crystal substance inside and a glass pipe with a whitish residue inside that both later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
The jury trial in this second matter is scheduled for June 1.