Chillicothe Woman Arrested on Meth Charges

A Chillicothe woman who ran from police was arrested Thursday and is now facing felony methamphetamine charges.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says deputies joined Chillicothe Police in the search for a vehicle that had fled officers at about 9:20 P.M. Wednesday. The deputies later located the suspect vehicle which had run off the roadway on Livingston County Road 238, but the driver had fled the scene. Those deputies report finding a methamphetamine smoking pipe and a cell phone in that vehicle.

Officers also were able to locate security footage that showed a single female suspect fleeing the scene, and were able to identify a suspect.

At 8:36 A.M. this (Thursday) morning that suspect was located in the same vicinity when she attempted to contact someone at an area rural home. At that time officers were able to arrest 42-year-old Chillicothe resident Peggy Jo Zorn on alleged charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, and resisting arrest by flight. Officers say Zorn was found to be in possession of both methamphetamine and paraphernalia at the actual time of arrest.

Zorn was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on 24 hour hold pending filing of formal charges.