(Smith County Insider Press) — A woman wanted for forgery in Putnam County was found to be selling hydrocodone pills while a warrant was being served by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office August 25.
Sgt. Junior Fields went to a Franklin Lane residence to serve a warrant on Vickey Peach (53, Carthage) for forgery out of Putnam County.
Upon arrival, Fields made contact with Peach, who stated she needed to get her shoes, according to the arrest warrant.
Upon following Peach inside, Fields observed a pill bottle with a liquid substance in it, according to the arrest warrant.
During a search of the residence, Fields looked at the pill bottle, which belonged to Peach and had been filled on August 8 for 120 hydrocodone 10 mg pills. According to the arrest warrant, no medication was inside the bottle.
According to the arrest warrant, Peach admitted to having sold 20 of the pills on or about August 12. The arrest warrant notes that Peach is currently on Tenn. Care.
Peach was placed under arrest and transported to the Smith County Jail Facility for processing, and a hold was placed by Putnam County.
She is charged with manufacture/deliver/sell of a controlled substance and prescription drug fraud.