“Don’t do that,” Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller advised in a news release regarding a woman who drove to jail on a revoked license and walked in with drugs in her possession.
Amanda N. Smith, 29, of Hallsville, was arrested Wednesday after she drove to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department with a revoked driver’s license in order to reportedly pay a bond for her boyfriend. She was later found to allegedly be in possession of methamphetamine.
The department’s exterior camera recorded Smith driving a vehicle into the parking lot from Littleby Road. Maj. James Shrader told Sgt. Brian C. Hollensteiner that Smith’s driver’s license was revoked after multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended or revoked, according to court documents.
Smith was detained and asked if she possessed any illegal materials, which she reportedly denied. During the booking process, Smith was allegedly observed removing an item from her bra and placing it in her pants, Oller wrote in a news release.
Shrader confronted Smith, who removed from her pants a 2.5-gram plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance known to the deputies as methamphetamine.
Smith was charged with felony driving while revoked or suspended, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county jail. Her bond was set at $2,500.
“Here's the take away — if you're going to commit a couple of felonies, do it somewhere other than the Sheriff's Office,” Oller wrote in the news release. “We'll arrest you and put you in jail for committing felonies — especially when you literally come to us to commit them in our presence, on video.”