Authorities said Thursday they arrested and charged a Marion woman with possessing pills and drug paraphernalia.
Deputy Jason Quinn of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Darlene Nicole Hughes, 27, of 41 Candee Acres in Marion, with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and resisting a public officer.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, Quinn responded to a possible break-in to a storage building at 1118 Harmony Grove Road in Nebo.
Quinn found a female suspect coming out of the building. The woman, who originally gave a fictitious name, fled from the deputy but was quickly apprehended. Further investigation revealed that the woman was Hughes.
A search of a bag in Hughes’ possession turned up 17 Clonazepam pills and drug paraphernalia.
It was determined that she had permission from the property owner to be inside the storage building.
Hughes received a $2,500 bond.