A Brazil woman was arrested for several drug-related charges and maintaining a common nuisance over the weekend.
On June 18, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department obtained a search warrant for a rural Brazil residence once occupied and recently vacated by Virginia M. Myrtle, 23.
Information and evidence collected during the search allowed the Clay County Prosecutor's Office to apply for an arrest warrant in Clay Circuit Court last Friday afternoon.
Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said several deputies and officers from the department located and took Myrtle into custody at a storage facility in Vigo County later that same evening.
Myrtle was arrested on two counts of class D felony charges of possession of controlled substance, one count each of class D felony possession of Marijuana in excess of 30 grams, class D felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.
She was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $7,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed until her court appearance Monday.
Pleading not guilty, Myrtle was appointed James Organ as legal counsel and a pre-trial conference was scheduled for Sept. 8, with a jury trial scheduled for Oct. 20. Officials confirmed that Myrtle made arrangement to bond out Monday afternoon.
If convicted, Myrtle faces imprisonment for six months-three years and $10,000 in fines for each of the four class D felony charges and up to a year imprisonment and a fine of $5,000 for the class A misdemeanor.