A Marion woman was arrested and charged after deputies located over 4 ¾ pounds of meth and $42,500 during a search, authorities said Tuesday.
In addition, the suspect attempted to bribe a deputy after the drugs and money were found, according to the report.
Deputy Robert Watson of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Holly Leighann Willis, 30, address listed as Lewis Drive in Marion, with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count each of maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and offering a bribe.
At 10:46 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, Watson responded to Stacy Hill Road in Nebo in reference to a subject trespassing.
Watson saw Willis on the property behind a locked gate. A subsequent search of Willis, her belongings and a GMC Trailblazer she was in turned up 2,167 grams (or 4.78 lbs) of meth, 370 grams (or 13.1 oz) of marijuana and $42,565 in currency.
During the investigation, Willis offered the deputy half and then all of the cash if he wouldn’t charge her.
Willis’ bond was set at $501,000.