A Smithville woman, recently arrested on a marijuana charge, apparently produced more drugs from her body while in custody and tried to swallow them to avoid detection.
Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger said that 37 year old Autumn Danielle White was charged on Friday, February 1 with simple possession and possession with intent to resell a schedule II controlled substance after drugs were found on her person. According to the warrant, White was placed under arrest at the police department after she was found with marijuana at Wal-Mart. After being placed in custody, White was searched by a female correctional officer at the police department and a baggie was found on her person. Authorities later noticed that Ms. White, while still in custody, appeared to be trying to recover something from her body. As officers approached her, she attempted to swallow a plastic baggie containing pills and eight small bags containing less than one gram of methamphetamine with a total weight of three grams. Bond for White is $11,500 and she will be in court March 14.
Meanwhile, 30 year old Nicholas Alton Hollingsworth, a passenger in White's vehicle, consented to a search. A small baggie with a white substance was found on Hollingsworth along with a used hypodermic needle which belonged to him. Hollingsworth was cited for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will be in court on March 14.
53 year old James D Roberts was arrested for violation of an order of protection. The warrant against him stated that on Sunday, February 3 at Food Lion, Roberts was with his girlfriend. She has an active order of protection against him. Bond for Roberts is $2,500.
33 year old Robert Charles England was cited for simple possession on Tuesday, February 5. During a traffic stop, an officer recovered from England, 5.5 pills believed to be hydrocodone. He will be in court on March 14.
37 year old Jason Mark Watts was arrested Wednesday, February 6 for a first offense of driving under the influence and evading arrest. According to the warrant, an officer was on routine patrol when he saw a vehicle failing to maintain his lane of travel. The officer activated his blue lights and siren to get the vehicle to stop near the high school. The man, Watts stopped near DeKalb Market. As Watts got out of the vehicle, the officer saw that he was unsteady on his feet and that he was slow to comply with verbal commands. Watts had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Watts refused to submit to any field sobriety tasks but he did submit to a blood alcohol test. His bond is $3,000 and his court date is March 14..
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