FORSYTH COUNTY — A Gainesville woman accused of bringing methamphetamine into the new Forsyth County Jail by smuggling it in her private area has been indicted for the incident.
Mallory Faith Starley, 29, faces two counts in Forsyth County Superior Court in connection with her arrest on Sept 18, 2015, according to a bill of indictment from the grand jury.
According to the report, Starley is accused of unlawfully possessing, with intent to distribute, methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
She then reportedly went inside the guard lines “established at the Forsyth County Jail with methamphetamine … in her possession without the knowledge and consent” of law enforcement.
A female’s private area is not part of a routine booking search, which is why the drugs were not discovered until that moment, according to the sheriff’s office at the time of her arrest.
If a deputy thinks a person may be concealing illegal items, he or she can be detained on the suspicion of drugs to be examined at the jail.
At that time, Starley reportedly admitted to possessing the meth “with the intent to sell it once back in Gainesville.”
Starley was not the only woman to attempt this smuggling method last fall.
On Oct. 2, the day after a traffic stop for which she was arrested for possession of meth and use of drug-related objects, it was discovered that 24-year-old Kimberly Doris Ramey had reportedly smuggled some $700 worth of the drug into the new jail.
Ramey, a north Forsyth resident, was charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute and crossing guard lines with a controlled substance. She has not yet been indicted.