(Smith County Insider Press)—Three people were arrested on November 18, 2018, after officers from the Smith County Sheriff’s Department discovered a large container of marijuana wax, 12 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside of their vehicle at Walmart in Carthage. 

Dustin Ryan Self (38), Kayla Ann Giguere (29), Molly Hisako Yamamoto (26) all face multiple charges. 

Dustin Ryan Self

Kayla Ann Giguere

Molly Hisako Yamamoto

According to the police report, Sheriff Steve Hopper and Sergeant Dusty Hailey responded to a call about suspicious drug activity in the parking lot of Walmart around 4:00 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they observed the two women standing outside of a white Ford Excursion, which was parked near the Garden Center. Self, the owner of the vehicle, was reportedly begging for money near the entrance of the store. 

According to the police report, the women informed Sheriff Hopper and Sergeant Hailey that their car had run out of fuel and they needed assistance getting it started.

As the officers approached the vehicle, they detected a strong odor of marijuana.

During a search of the vehicle, officers discovered a large metal baking pot that contained just over 15 pounds of marijuana wax, a bank pouch containing individual packaged hashish weighing 3.2 ounces, and 12 grams of marijuana in separate containers. Additionally, marijuana pipes and bongs containing residue were found.

All three suspects denied ownership of the items in the vehicle, but they did admit to using marijuana and other drugs. 

Self, Giguere, and Yamamoto were placed under arrest and transported to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office for booking. 

Self is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to deliver/sell/manufacture and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Yamamoto is charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacture/delivery/sell of a controlled substance.

Giguere is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to deliver, sell or manufacture and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also charged with criminal impersonation for providing the wrong name when initially asked by officers.