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Charges filed against Batesville woman for meth possession

Formal charges have been filed against a Batesville woman who authorities say was found in possession of drugs and paraphernalia earlier this month.

Cordelia Nugent (pictured), 40, of Batesville had a search wavier on file when Sgt. Bret Ward of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department searched her purse and discovered two glass smoking devices and one set of digital scales on June 8, according to info from the Independence County Circuit Court.

Cordelia Jane Nugent

Nugent was also observed by Ward holding a baggie containing what appeared to be — and later tested positive for — methamphetamine and four white pills in a plastic wrapper. The pills were identified in the report as Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen.

Before being placed into custody, Nugent surrendered a third glass smoking device from her pocket after Ward advised her that if she took anything into the jail it could result in additional charges.

Nugent is facing three Class D felonies related to possessing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. She is currently in the Independence County Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond.

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