A Caneyville woman who had been arrested on a warrant last Wednesday, Feb. 8 was allegedly found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine during an intake search at the Grayson County Detention Center.
The Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) on Feb. 8 attempted to serve an outstanding arrest warrant on Mercedes L. Goldsmith, 26, of Caneyville.
When officers first made contact, Goldsmith fled the scene but was located a short time later, according to a news release from LPD Detective Kevin Smith.
Goldsmith was placed under arrest for the warrant and transported to the Grayson County Detention Center (GCDC), where she was booked at 9:46 p.m.
While conducting an intake search of Goldsmith, GCDC employees observed what appeared to be contraband “hidden in her private area,” according to Smith.
Goldsmith was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, where the contraband, consisting of several grams of suspected methamphetamine, was retrieved, Smith said.
In addition to the charge on the initial warrant (Failure to Appear), Goldsmith was also charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (on Foot); Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Greater Than or Equal to 2 Grams Methamphetamine); Trafficking in a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a School; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Methamphetamine); Promoting Contraband, 1st Degree; Tampering with Physical Evidence; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
She is being held at the GCDC on a $10,000 cash bond, as well as a $300 bond for her initial charge of Failure to Appear on another case, according to GCDC Chief Deputy Bo Thorpe.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.