A man and woman were arrested in the parking lot of the Napa Walmart Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of possessing and being under the influence of methamphetamine, with the woman facing an additional charge of resisting arrest, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:
Billy Couch (47 yrs. of Napa) and Amie Couch (46 yrs. of Napa) were contacted near their vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. Both displayed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
An evaluation of both was conducted and it was determined that they were under the influence. When placed under arrest, Amie Couch refused to place her hands behind her back as requested by officers. With the assistance of the officers, her hands were placed behind her back and she was taken into custody. Billy Couch was taken into custody for being under the influence and for violation of probation.
A search or their vehicle resulted in officers finding suspected methamphetamine as well as hypodermic needles. A search of their nearby motorhome resulted in officers finding more hypodermic needles. Both persons were transported to Napa County Department of Corrections where they were booked.
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