OREM — Littering is the least concern for a Provo woman arrested this week by Utah County sheriff's deputies.

The woman, 32, who has been arrested 18 times in Utah County, is being held in Utah County Jail on $15,000 bail for investigation of possession of methamphetamine, aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and several other charges, including littering.

Utah County Major Crimes Task Force officers were at the Hart's gas station in American Fork and observed a possible drug deal from a car. A detective approached the vehicle and identified himself as a police officer. The woman tried to drive away when the detective ordered her to stop, police said. The woman's reckless driving nearly caused her vehicle to strike the detective.

Another detective pursued the woman in an unmarked vehicle. The officers observed the woman, who refused to stop, throwing items out of the passenger's window of her car as she continued to drive away, according to the affidavit.

Officers later recovered methamphetamine, a loaded syringe, scales and baggies along the road. When the vehicle finally stopped for police, the woman and her passenger were both taken into custody.