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Minnesota woman accused of appearing in court while under influence of meth

A southern Minnesota woman appearing in district court on a misdemeanor theft citation Wednesday was instead arrested after showing up under the influence of drugs, authorities said.

Alyssa Susan Mueller, 35, of Minnesota City was at her 1 p.m. court appearance in Olmsted County on Wednesday when Judge Debra Jacobson and other court staff noted bizarre behavior, said Sgt. Tom Claymon of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office.

Mueller was allegedly twitching and slurring her words, the report says, and seemed unable to sit still.

Jacobson ordered her removed from the courtroom and tested for drugs, Claymon said. She tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

During a search of her belongings at the Adult Detention Center, 0.7 grams of meth were found in her purse, the report says.

Mueller was due to be arraigned Thursday morning.