Woman Reporting to Jail Charged with Trying to Smuggle in Drugs

March 17, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

A woman, who reported to the DeKalb County Jail Friday for a weekend of incarceration, was charged with trying to smuggle drugs into the facility.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 42 year old Tonya Caldwell of Walker Drive, Smithville was charged with introduction of drugs into a penal institution. Caldwell, who is serving weekends, reported to the jail on Friday.. While dressing Caldwell out, a Correctional Officer noticed a Band-Aid attached to each of Caldwell's feet. Caldwell claimed she had cut her feet and the Band-Aid was covering the wounds. Upon a further investigation by the Correctional Officers, Caldwell was found to have in her possession 4 Xanax pills and 3 Hydocodone pills hidden under the Band-Aids. Caldwell's bond was set at $10,000 and her court date is March 27th.

Meanwhile, 24 year old April Anderson of Tramel Branch Road, Alexandria was stopped Monday on Highway 56 after a "be on the lookout" was posted by the Smithville Police Department. Sheriff Ray says Anderson had already been charged with theft of property under $500 and two counts of forgery after Detectives had received a report on Anderson stealing a family member's checks. The family member came to the Sheriff's Department and made out a report after the victim noticed that two checks totaling $180 had been cashed at a market here in DeKalb County on January 15th and the 19th of this year. Anderson has been staying out of state since this incident occurred. Anderson was also arrested on a failure to appear after she did not show up for court on other unrelated charges earlier this year. Total bond for Anderson was set at $9,500 and her court date is April 3rd.

In another case, 40 year old Mark Anthony McCoy of Huddleston Loop, Smithville was charged Wednesday, March 12th with driving on a suspended license when he was stopped for a traffic violation on Highway 70. McCoy's license was suspended for frequent traffic violations. McCoy's bond was set at $1,000 and his court date is March 26th.

33 year old Donna Annette Bogle of Parkway Drive, Smithville was charged Thursday, March 13th with driving on a suspended license after she was stopped on Midway Road Smithville for a traffic violation. Bogle's license was suspended for failure to maintain proof of insurance. Bogle's bond was set at $1,000 and her court date is March 26th.

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