Plea docket set for Newkirk woman facing drug and child neglect charges

August 5, 2019 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — A plea docket is set in Kay County District Court on Oct. 21, for Julie Marie Coppinger, 39, Newkirk.

Coppinger was arrested by Newkirk police officer Ryan Potter at 325 west Sixth Street on Jan. 9. She is facing three felony counts of child neglect; Two felony counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a child under 12; A felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Newkirk police report in the affidavit that the Department of Human Services received notice that Coppinger may have been doing drugs.
Police reportedly served a search warrant, and then chief Dennis Bradley advised her they would be searching for drugs. Coppinger reportedly told officers she did not have any drugs because she sold what she had for $20.
Potter reports finding a pinch hitter pipe that he held up to get a better look.
Coppinger then reportedly stated, “I have been looking for that.”
Bradley advised her that a K9 unit was coming.
“Is the dog really coming,” she asked. Bradley confirmed the dog was coming.

Coppinger then asked to show officers something, and reportedly retrieved a package that police report contained meth. Judge Jennifer Brock set bond at $1,500. Coppinger bonded out on Jan. 18.
On July 30, she waived her preliminary hearing.

Julie Marie Coppinger