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Woman allegedly found in ditch with meth

November 7th, 2013 2:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

Woman allegedly found in ditch with meth

Angela Gayle Albritton

ROGERSVILLE — Two baggies of meth were allegedly seized from a Hawkins County woman who was found sitting in a roadside ditch Tuesday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. Tuesday Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stacy Vaughan was dispatched to an area on Old Rt. 113 in the Persia community south of Rogersville on a report of a woman laying in a ditch.

Upon his arrival Vaughan identified the woman as Angela Gayle Albritton, 26, 145 South Fork Branch Road, Rogersville.

Vaughan said Albritton was still sitting in the ditch when he arrived.

“Angela stated she was walking to the store when she hurt her ankle and decided to sit in the ditch,” Vaughan stated in his report. “While talking with Angela I noticed several needle marks on both of her arms.”

Vaughan said Albritton consented to a search of her person, at which time Vaughan allegedly found what he believed to be meth in two small plastic baggies located in Albritton’s right front pocket.

The combined weight of the meth in both baggies was less than a gram, and Albritton was charged with misdemeanor possession of Schedule II narcotics.

She was arraigned Wednesday in Hawkins County Sessions Court after which she was released from jail on $5,000 bond.

Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross also set a Dec. 12 trial date for Albritton.

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