Whitney J. Wooten, 25, Bidwell, was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday after she was located at a residence on Woodsmill Road near Bidwell.
Wooten had a warrant out for her arrest and after receiving information about her whereabouts, a deputy traveled to the residence on Woodsmill Road to inquire if Wooten had been at the home.
The residents of the home initially reported to the deputy that Wooten was not present, however, the suspect later came out of the residence and was, reportedly, hiding in a bedroom closet.
Wooten was advised of her rights and taken into custody. The suspect was later searched before being placed in the deputy’s cruiser.
Wooten, reportedly, told the deputy that she had no contraband on her person; however, while being searched, Wooten allegedly pulled something from her left pant’s pocket and the deputy later found a 20 milligram Oxycontin tablet on the roadway.
The tablet was seized and Wooten was taken to the Gallia County Jail on the warrant and for obstructing official business.
The Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office is being consulted for further charges of tampering with evidence and drug possession.
Whitney Wooten and Carrie Wooten, 22, Bidwell, were arrested on warrants by deputies on Nov. 4, 2010, following a traffic violation that occurred on Buckridge Road.
After being transported to the Gallia County Jail, it was discovered that Carrie Wooten allegedly had 10, 80 milligram Oxycontin tablets concealed on her person.
Deputies later conducted a search of a hotel room located in the Budget Inn on Jackson Pike after the suspects admitted to being in the room prior to the arrests. It was reported that deputies located $1,396 in cash, as well as several Suboxone tablets, additional Oxycontin tablets and other drug trafficking materials in the hotel room.
Charges in this case are pending further investigation.