Kramer Posted September 25, 2018 Share Posted September 25, 2018 BONIFAY — A Bonifay woman has been released from a Fort Walton Beach hospital and is facing new charges after swallowing methamphetamine while in custody last Thursday for a misdemeanor. In addition to the methamphetamine, a search of the woman’s body revealed that she also was concealing marijuana, Hydrocodone pills and drug paraphernalia, according to the Homes County Sheriff’s Office. During the incident, the woman was involved with three local sheriff’s offices. Chassity L. Lee, 30, initially was arrested shortly before midnight Wednesday in Holmes County. Following a traffic stop, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office investigators found a black container with suspected methamphetamine residue inside, a set of digital scales and a bundle of small plastic baggies in the vehicle. Investigators also located drug paraphernalia inside Lee’s purse. Lee, out on bond for two counts of child neglect, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia possession. Bond was revoked at her first court appearance on the misdemeanor charge. She then was taken to the Walton County Jail to be examined by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office X-ray machine. The examination was done after suspicions arose in Holmes County that Lee was concealing contraband, according to a Holmes County Sheriff’s Office news release. Lee also was reportedly uncooperative when female staff at the Walton County Jail attempted to search her, and was charged with battery on correctional staff. At the Walton County Jail, Lee attempted to eat several grams of methamphetamine she retrieved from a body cavity, according to the news release. A jail staff member made Lee spit out several grams of methamphetamine, but because no one knew how much of the drug Lee had ingested, she was flown to a Fort Walton Beach hospital. Holmes County investigators also went to the hospital and took possession of items removed from Lee’s body, including several clear bags containing methamphetamine, marijuana, Hydrocodone pills and drug paraphernalia. Following release from the hospital, Lee was taken into custody by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and was extradited back to Holmes County. Lee is now additionally charged in Holmes County with introduction of contraband into a detention facility, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance (Hydrocodone), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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