Around 1:30 a.m., Sunday, Sandy K. Boatman, 35, was booked into the Clay County Justice Center when officials discovered three juvenile children under 10-years-old were left without adult supervision in her residence with drugs and various types of paraphernalia laying around in plain view inside the home.
Unable to initially contact Boatman, Child Protective Services were contacted to ensure the proper care and safety of the children.
When the probable cause affidavit and the detention warrant were unable to be processed before the 48-hour time period after her arrest on Sunday, Boatman was released on her own recognizance (OR) shortly before 2 a.m., Tuesday.
She was ordered to appear for formal arraignment at the Clay County Courthouse on July 27.
However, after a case review by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office and formal charges were filed in Clay Superior Court Tuesday, Judge J. Blaine Akers issued an arrest warrant in the matter.
Boatman was arrested Wednesday and booked into the CCJC on a $25,000 cash bond, with 10 percent allowed.
Due to the drugs being located inside a government housing facility, one of Boatman's charges -- possession of methamphetamine -- was enhanced to a class B felony by the prosecutor's office.
She was also charged with D felony maintaining a common nuisance, D felony possession of marijuana, three D felony charges of neglect of a dependent, an A misdemeanor possession of marijuana and an A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.
If convicted of a class B felony, the highest charge filed against Boatman at this time, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 6-20 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.
The advisory sentence issued for a class D felony conviction is six-months-3 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.
Jail officials confirm Boatman remains incarcerated awaiting further court proceedings and further information is limited due to the ongoing investigation.