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05/21/2013

FORMER JAIL INMATE FACES NEW CHARGES

Bethany Nicole Williams

     A former Baxter County Jail inmate was arrested on additional charges after jailers found contraband concealed in her jail uniform after she was released from custody on May 19thBETHANY NICOLE WILLIAMS, 24 years old of Flippin, called the Detention Center several hours after being released saying she had left a small container in her jail uniform when she was booked out and wanted to retrieve it.

     Jail staff searched the uniform BETHANY WILLIAMS had been wearing.  They found a small plastic container in one of the pockets.  This container had inside of it eight (8) white pills identified as Trazadone and one clear rock substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. 

     BETHANY WILLIAMS returned to the Detention Center on May 20th at approximately 3:30 PM to retrieve the container.  She identified the container as hers and laid claim to it.  Thereupon, deputies arrested BETHANY WILLIAMS on two charges.  Her probation officer was then called to the Detention Center to administer a drug test.  The results of WILLIAMS’ drug test was positive for methamphetamine.

     BETHANY WILLIAMS is being held on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substances – Felony
Furnishing Prohibited Articles – Felony

She remains in custody in lieu of $15,000 bond on the new charges with a court appearance set in Circuit Court for May 23rd.  She also has a hold for a probation violation.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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