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Two women jailed on meth charges
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TRINITY – Two women were charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance Saturday night following an undercover drug purchase by the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office. Gena Williams, 49, and Bethany Soloman, 26, both of the Camp Branch Acres subdivision were arrested at their residence on Lakeside Dive after officers made an undercover purchase of methamphetamines, According to Constable Woody Wallace, after the two suspects were taken into custody, he obtained a search warrant issued by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Bernie Beard. During the search of the residence, investigators found more methamphetamines hidden in the base of a flashlight, marijuana and a number of prescription pills. Also seized were $1,311 in cash and three firearms, including a shotgun, a rifle and a pistol. Wallace said both women had previous felony convictions, which by law prohibits them from possessing firearms. Additional charges were pending Monday in connection with the weapons. On Sunday, Wallace said a third woman who is believed to have worked with Williams and Soloman contacted him and agreed to surrender drugs she had planned to sell. “She was very upset about the arrests we made on Saturday and felt she was next,” Wallace said, adding he advised the woman that things might go easier for her if she came forward and turned in the drugs. The woman agreed and has since provided Wallace with the drugs as well as a statement. No charges were filed at this time against the woman and the matter is being turned over to the district attorney’s office for possible presentation to the grand jury. Student in custody In other drug-related activity by the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, Deputy Constable Mark Cole took a 15-year-old Trinity High School freshman into custody Monday. Wallace noted that Cole sometimes works as a substitute teacher at the school and was contacted by THS Principal Craig Ruby when school officials found two small baggies containing marijuana as well a pipe used to smoke the drug. Also found was a lighter and a device used to conceal small amounts of the drug. The constable said the students was taken before Judge Beard who released him into the custody of his parents.


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