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A report of a domestic incident leads to arrest and additional charges for drugs and contraband

From The Pineville Police Department -

Mary Beth Allen - BCDC

At approximately 10:20pm Saturday night January 4, 2020 Pineville Officer Michael Smith responded to Lee’s Food Mart on Highway 25E for a possible domestic incident.


Upon arrival Officer Smith located a woman, identified as 35 year old Mary Beth Allen of Pineville, who was involved in the incident. Allen was found to have an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody.


Officer Smith asked if there was anything illegal in her purse and Allen said no. A search incident to arrest revealed (27) twenty-seven Suboxone films. Officer Smith states that he was almost stuck by an uncapped needle found in the search.


Mary Beth Allen was transported to and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.

She was charged with possession of controlled substance - 2nd degree (drug unspecified), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, wanton endangerment - 2nd degree (police officer), and she was served the outstanding pay or stay warrant.


A short time after Allen was booked into the facility Officer Shane Stewart was contacted by detention center staff about additional charges. Jail staff state that Allen had been warned about contraband and told officers she had nothing on her, but she was found to have a baggie of a white crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine in a shoe, along with concealed cigarettes.


Mary Beth Allen was also charged with promoting contraband - 1st degree and possession of controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).

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