GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County woman arrested following a traffic stop last November has been sentenced in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas after she pleaded guilty to bringing drugs into the Gallia County Jail.
Carrie Wooten, 22, Bidwell, was sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment and was given jail time credit for a total of 57 days served during a hearing on Tuesday.
Carrie Wooten was arrested by deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2010, after a vehicle being occupied by the defendant and driven by Whitney Wooten, 26, Bidwell, was pulled over on Buck Ridge Road following a stop sign violation.
Reportedly, Carrie and Whitney Wooten were arrested on warrants through the Gallipolis Municipal Court and transported to the Gallia County Jail.
It was later discovered that Carrie Wooten had concealed 10, 80 milligram Oxycontin tablets on her person and had conveyed the drug into the jail facility.
Carrie Wooten was subsequently charged with one count of drug possession, one count of tampering with evidence, and one count of illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility.
During her sentencing hearing on Tuesday, the defended pleaded guilty to the illegal conveyance of drugs and was ordered to pay court costs. A period of up to three years of post-release control is optional in this case.
In a separate case, Whitney Wooten was charged with one count of drug possession and one count of tampering with evidence following an incident that occurred in February. She is scheduled to appear in the common pleas court on November 7 for sentencing.