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Woman indicted for smuggling meth into new Forsyth County Jail
Ramey Kimberly

CUMMING — A north Forsyth woman has been indicted for reportedly smuggling some $700 worth of methamphetamine into the new Forsyth County Jail by hiding it in her private area.

Kimberly Doris Ramey, 24, faces one count of possession of the drug with intent to distribute and one count of crossing guard lines with a controlled substance.

The indictment, which was determined by a Forsyth County grand jury on March 14, stem from an Oct. 2, 2015, incident that began with a traffic stop.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at the time, Ramey was initially arrested for possession, but a narcotics detective reportedly found an additional 7 grams, or 70 doses, of meth in her private area through a post-booking investigation.

Women are not routinely searched there during booking, which is why the drugs were not discovered until the day after she entered the jail, according to officials.

She originally had a bond set at $11,715, though the potential to post bond was surrendered for the charge of crossing guard lines with a controlled substance, which is a penal offense.

Ramey was the second woman to be caught smuggling drugs into the new jail in that manner.

A 29-year-old Gainesville woman, Mallory Faith Starley, also has been indicted on the same two counts stemming from a separate Sept. 18 incident.

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 supposedly admitted to possessing the meth “with the intent to sell it once back in Gainesville.”

A plea or court date has not yet been set for Ramey.

Starley pleaded not guilty on March 2 before Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley, according to the court docket. A trial has not been set.