CUMMING — A 24-year-old woman who was originally arrested for possession of methamphetamine added to her charges after deputies discovered she had smuggled some $700 worth of the drug into the new Forsyth County Jail.
According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, a narcotics detective found through a post-booking investigation that Kimberley Doris Ramey had hidden about 7 grams, or 70 doses, of the drug in her private area.
The area is not part of a routine search and was why the drugs were not discovered the day before when she was process and booked, according to the sheriff’s office.
After a traffic stop Oct. 1, Ramey was arrested for possession of meth and use of drug-related objects, for which her bond was set at $11,715.
However, the north Forsyth woman remains in custody because her bond was surrendered for the charge of crossing guard lines with a controlled substance.
On Oct. 2, she also was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Ramey had no prior arrests in the county.
Officials with the sheriff’s office said they could not recall a similar incident occurring at the old detention center or the new jail, which opened last month in downtown Cumming.