Woman claims syringe loaded with Kool-Aid, not meth

Woman claims syringe loaded with Kool-Aid, not meth
Michelle Yvonne Raymond (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When a Craighead County sheriff's deputy stopped by her house to conduct a parole search, a Jonesboro woman admitted she had a "loaded syringe" in her purse. But, she thought it was filled with Kool-Aid.

On Wednesday, Deputy Mike Lawrence contacted 51-year-old Michelle Yvonne Raymond at her home on County Road 792 to conduct a parole search.

After letting the deputy inside to search, Raymond reportedly began talking.

Lawrence stated in the probable cause affidavit that Raymond told him she had "a loaded syringe insider her purse and that it was filled with what she thought to be Kool-Aid."

The deputy searched her purse and found the syringe, as well as a piece of tin foil filled with suspected burnt methamphetamine.

Lawrence field-tested the substance inside the syringe. Instead of Kool-Aid, he said it tested positive for methamphetamine.

On Friday, Raymond appeared before Craighead County District Judge David Boling who found probable cause to charge her with possession of meth/cocaine less than 2 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He set her bond at $1,000 and ordered her to appear in circuit court on July 27.

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