Husband’s call to Hawkins County Sheriff's Office leads to drug charges against wife

Jeff Bobo • Jun 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

BULLS GAP — A Hawkins County woman who allegedly admitted to giving prescription painkillers to her mother Friday is facing felony drug trafficking charges.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, HCSO Deputy Jeff Hilton was dispatched to a domestic assault complaint at 1408 Melinda Ferry Road.

Hilton stated in his report that he met a male at the residence who said he’d been in an argument with his wife, Mamie Virginia Ayers, 33, 1404 Melinda Ferry Road, Bulls Gap. The husband reportedly stated the argument was over Ayers’ alleged drug problem and that she had gone to her parents’ house next door.

Upon speaking to deputies, Ayers reportedly voluntarily allowed deputies to see her medication.

Hilton said a 93-pill oxycodone prescription which had been filled Tuesday had 45 pills missing and a 60-pill alprazolam prescription had 49 missing.

“She told officers she had given them (pills) to her mother and aunt,” Hilton said. “She told officers the reason she gave her pills to her mother and aunt was they were out of their prescriptions for those particular medications, and that she gave pills to her mother frequently.”

Ayers was charged with one count of possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to deliver and one count of possession of Schedule IV narcotics with intent to deliver.

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