A Williamson, W.Va., woman was arrested on several charges recently after she allegedly attempted to bring a substance believed to be methamphetamine into the Pike County Detention Center.

According to court documents, on Nov. 20, Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Ball was dispatched to several calls from businesses in the Appalachian Plaza at South Williamson. Upon responding, Ball wrote, he arrived at the KFC restaurant in the plaza and made contact with Samantha J. Smith, 28, of Liberty Street, who, Ball wrote, “appeared to be extremely intoxicated and under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Ball wrote that he took Smith into custody and transported her to the jail where she was to be booked on a charge of alcohol intoxication.

Ball wrote that, upon a search of Smith at the jail, corrections personnel found a white paper bindle in her sock.

Upon further investigation, Ball wrote, the trooper found that the bindle contained a clear powdery rock-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. In Smith’s bag, Ball wrote, he found a syringe and other drug paraphernalia.

Smith was further charged with first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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