A woman who mistakenly texted a sheriff’s deputy to set up a drug deal has a four-month prison sentence hanging over her head
Amy Leigh Brown, 35, ofMesa DriveinMarionrecently pleaded guilty in McDowell County Superior Court to possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Judge Laura J. “Suzy” Bridges handed her a four- to five-month suspended sentence and placed her on supervised probation for 24 months. She was ordered to spend six months on intensive supervised probation and pay court costs and restitution of $585 for a court-appointed attorney.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, Deputy Paul Alkire of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office received a text message from a phone number he didn’t recognize. It stated, “Hey it’s Amy. Do you want business tonight?”
The deputy responded that he did and instructed her to meet him at Nebo Truck Stop, according to Capt. Ricky Crisp.
The texter further stated that she had some “bones,” meaning Xanax, a prescription anxiety drug, the captain stated. Alkire responded that he wanted 10.
They met at the truck stop, but Brown denied sending the texts. The deputy called the number from which the texts came, and Brown’s phone rang, said Crisp.
Authorities found 25 generic Xanax pills in the suspect’s possession, according to reports.