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Bartow Woman Jailed On Eight Drug Charges

Oct 07, 2013 -- 5:37pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Cartersville Police arrested a local woman Sunday on a slew of felony drug charges stemming from the discovery of meth and Xanax pills inside the trunk of a car.

Records show Katherine Elizabeth Denton, age 23, was booked into the Bartow County Jail about 5:30 pm Sunday after an investigation police claim yielded the discovery of nearly 40 grams of meth as well as syringes, a digital scale, marijuana and about two dozen tablets of suspected Alprazolam, the generic name for Xanax.

The various drugs were found in bags, a latex glove and also inside an empty Monster energy drink can which allegedly contained a hidden compartment full of pills and crystal meth. Police claim at first Denton denied the drugs belonged to her but later admitted they were hers. She also agreed to a urine test which came back positive for meth and marijuana.

Denton faces a total of eight drug charges including two counts of possession of schedule IV drugs with intent to distribute and one count of possession of meth with intent to distribute.

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