The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 3, 2013

Woman at court found to have meth in coin purse

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Deputies found more than they bargained for Thursday after arresting a woman for failing to appear in court earlier that morning.

Amy Leigh Holder, 25, was supposed to appear before Special District Judge Brian Lovell for arraignment Thursday, on misdemeanor charges of driving while under suspension and larceny of merchandise from a retailer.

When Holder did not appear in court, Lovell issued a warrant for her arrest for failure to appear. When Holder appeared at the end of the docket, she was taken into custody on the warrant.

Sheriff Jerry Niles said when Holder was searched at the jail, a black bag was found in her coat that contained a set of digital scales, a plastic spoon, scissors, straws and plastic bags.

A further search found a coin purse containing seven clear bags containing a white crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, Niles said.

He said substance from the bags was sent to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.

As well as for the warrant, Holder was booked on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and bringing contraband (narcotics) into a jail.