Women arrested on drug charges

A fentanyl overdose earlier this month led to the arrest last week of two Odessa women on drug charges.

According to an Odessa Police Department report, officers investigating a fentanyl overdose learned Kaitlyn McKibben had supplied the M30 laced fentanyl pills to the victim and decided to watch her covertly.

On Nov. 21, detectives saw McKibben leave her home on East 24th Street with Hayley Archuleta and followed them to the HEB at East 42nd Street and Grandview Avenue, the report stated.

The detectives saw the women smoking marijuana in the parking lot before going into the store, the report stated. After they got back to the car, the detectives searched the car and found a joint in the center console and marijuana and THC in Archuleta’s purse.

Kaitlyn McKibben

According to the report, they also found 5.5 grams of fentanyl in McKibben’s bra.

Both women were arrested on suspicion of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. In addition, Archuleta was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

Archuleta was released from the Ector County jail Monday after posting surety bonds totaling $86,000.

McKibben remained in jail Tuesday on surety bonds totaling $61,000.