A 23 year old Smithville woman was arrested twice last week, the first time for possession of drugs, and for shoplifting on the second occasion.
Smithville Police report that Brandy Nichole Hale of 114 Highland Drive was arrested on Sunday, July 4th for possession of a schedule IV drug. Hale was stopped by Officer David Phillips for failing to maintain the proper lane of travel. She was also observed by Sergeant Randy King hiding pills in her bra. Hale gave consent to search her vehicle where a bottle containing her prescription and an unidentified pill believed to be a schedule IV drug were found. Bond for Hale is $1,500 and her court date is July 29th.
Hale was arrested again the next day, Monday July, 5th for shoplifting at Rite Aid Pharmacy.
She was observed by a pharmacy employee putting items in her purse. When questioned by K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow, Hale denied having taken anything. Upon giving consent to search her purse, Officer Tatrow found items belonging to the pharmacy. Ms. Hale later admitted to taking the items because she didn't have enough money to pay for them. Bond for Hale is $1,500 and her court date is July 22nd.